Masters Degrees at USU

Grad Ed Mailing Address

Uniformed Services University
Graduate Education Office
4301 Jones Bridge Road; Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Graduate Education Office
Toll Free: (800) 772-1747
Main: (301) 295-9474/3913
Fax: (301) 295-6772

Associate Dean
Saibal Dey, Ph.D.

Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences and Public Health

Graduate Education: Masters Degrees Offered at USU

USU also offers master degrees in Departmentally-based Programs

Department of Medicine

  • Master of Health Professions Education

Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene*
  • Master of Science in Public Health*
  • Master of Health Administration and Policy

Department of Medical History

  • Master of Military Medical History*

Master of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology*

Some degree programs are limited to military students (indicated by *).
The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and the Medical School is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The Department of Defense, the USU Board of Regents, the President of USU, and the Dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, actively support and encourage graduate education in the basic medical sciences at USU.

Graduate Education: Masters Degree Requirements

Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics

Graduate programs in public health are offered at the master's and doctoral levels. The Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (MTM&H), Master of Health Administration and Policy (MHAP) and the Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) programs are designed for students with at least 3 years of experience in a health-related field. The Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) program prepares individuals for leadership roles in research, teaching, or policy development, with a particular emphasis on public health issues of global or military significance. Two Ph.D. programs are offered: Medical Zoology, for students with a master's degree in entomology or parasitology who wish to pursue further study in field-oriented medical parasitology or vector biology; and Environmental Health Sciences, which includes environmental health science research particularly in the area of military-relevant exposure assessment.
The mission of the PMB Graduate Programs in Public Health is to enhance and protect the health of members of the Uniformed Services by producing knowledgeable and highly skilled public health professionals and by promoting evidence-based policy making, research, and service initiatives that support the global mission of the Uniformed Services.

Molecular and Cell Biology

This interdisciplinary Ph.D. program offers training to address many of the fundamental questions of modern biology ranging from protein-nucleic acid interactions to cytokines, growth factors, and developmental biology. Prospective students should have a background in biological or chemical sciences. Study for the M.S. degree is available to uniformed officers.

Military Medical History

The Department of Medical History offers a Master of Military Medical History degree. The degree is now limited to serving officers of the United States Army. It is designed to meet the professional needs of Army officers in the operationally oriented occupational specialties of the Medical Service Corps, with preference for the MOS 70H. The program will prepare the officer to be an instructor in professional military medical education programs in the Army Medical Department and in Army school systems and for utilization as a field historian for specific military medical issues. Graduates will qualify for the skill designator 5X awarded by the United States Army Center of Military History which is used by the Army to identify all commissioned military historians.