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Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics (PMB)

  • Military officers are your academic advisors and care about your career, success and well-being
  • Courses taught by military and civilian professors who understand military culture
  • Ability to remain professionally active in your military community, increasing military specific material to be included on non-observed fitness reports.
  • Access to current topics allowing you to remain up to date and relevant of current military issues.
  • Well-rounded graduate curriculum structured to be completed in one (MPH), two (MSPH) or three (PhD and DrPH) years.
  • Ability to immerse yourself in real-world environmental and public health studies, yet still be in touch with today's ever changing joint military operations.
  • Enroll in an ABET accredited degree program within a CEPH accredited institution; accreditation assures that our graduate program has met strict professional quality standards and makes your degree highly values to future military and civilian employers.
  • Unique extra curricula military activities and opportunities
  • Public transportation stipend to and from the university

Although you do wear a uniform to class:

  • No extra duties, staff duty, watch, etc
  • Academic duty days hours
  • No deployments
  • Weekend and holidays off
  • Holiday break, Spring break, & 3-4 day weekends throughout the school year (all federal holidays off)
  • Non-chargeable leave during official school breaks (unless traveling outside of the area)

As a student at USUHS you will have the opportunity to interface, network, and collaborate with such dynamic organizations as:

  • Environmental Health Agency (EPA)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Chemical Biological Incident Force (CBIRF)
  • Marine Corps System Command (MARCORSYSCOM)
  • Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
  • Defense Research and Development Canada
  • U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC)
  • Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC)
  • Naval Aviation Systems Command (NAVAIR)
  • Naval Medical Operational Training Command (NMOTC)
  • Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI)
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Local Universities (GWU, john Hopkins)

Earn professional Credentials while you earn your degree

  • Professional credentialing is an essential part of becoming a true professional in your field.
  • While studying at USU, you have the opportunity to prepare for and earn professional credentials such as:
    • Registered Environmental Health
    • Sanitarian/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) from the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
    • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) from the American Board of Industrial Hygienists (ABIH)
    • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BSCP)
    • Certified Aerospace Physiologist (CAsP) from the Aerospace Medical Association*
      * has minimum time in field requirement

A great place for you and your family!

  • Superior schools and communities in
    • Montgomery County, MD
    • Fairfax County, VA
  • Superior military healthcare at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Excellent educational and employment opportunities for spouses
  • Possible follow on assignments in the MD/VA/D.C. area for added family stability
  • Visit the Nation's Capital Area Monuments, Parks, Museums, and Historical Sites
  • Dozens of running and biking trails
  • Multitude of cultural and art centers including the Kennedy Center
  • Professional Sports Teams;
    • Washington and Baltimore (MLB/NFL/NHL/NBA)
  • Close enough for weekend travels to:
    • New York City
    • Philadelphia
    • Atlantic City, NJ
    • Areas for skiing, hiking and mountain biking
    • The local beaches of MD, DE, NJ and VA
    • Theme Parks
  • Three major airports nearby, one with direct metro access

PMB Contact

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799