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Preventive Medicine and Biometrics

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

Advantages of Choosing USU

  • 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