Master or Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
The goal of the MTM&H program is to provide each student with the necessary academic background to practice as a competent public health officer and tropical disease expert in one of the Uniformed Services. They will also be able to assess the health needs of international communities and to investigate the impact of biological, environmental, and behavioral factors on community health. Graduates will acquire an in-depth knowledge of the agents of tropical diseases, medical parasitology, and vector biology. During the required overseas rotation they will have the opportunity for hands-on experience with the epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, management, treatment, prevention, surveillance, and control of selected tropical diseases. The MTM&H degree also represents suitable academic preparation for residency training and board certification in General Preventive Medicine/Public Health.