Although the Uniformed Services University was chartered by an act of Congress on September 21, 1972, the university story really begins decades earlier.
The F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine offers doctorate degrees in medicine, doctorate and master’s degrees in public health and related disciplines, doctorate degrees in medical and clinical psychology, and interdisciplinary Ph.D. degrees in three military-relevant areas of science: molecular and cell biology, neuroscience and emerging infectious diseases.
The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) was established at USU to facilitate, promote and oversee the research activities at USU. This office monitors, reviews, and coordinates approvals for all matters dealing with research at the University, including the following responsibilities: identification of potential funding sources; pre-award administration; post-award administration; grant award and receipt; administration of the Program for the Protection of Human Participants in Research (PPHPR), including Institutional Review Board (IRB) review and approval; and monitoring of compliance with all federal regulations regarding the conduct of research.
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Students in the DNP and MSN programs must be on active duty in the Army, Navy or Air Force or be in the U.S. Public Health Service. Ph.D. students may be active-duty nurses in one of the four uniformed services or work for the Veterans Administration or other federal service. Active-duty students and federal employees apply for admission, first through their service, and then to the University.
The Uniformed Services University is surrounded by park-like woodlands in Bethesda, Maryland. Our campus is adjacent to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and across the street from the National Institutes of Health. USU's central location, in the heart of a bustling science community and just miles from Washington D.C., grants students unparalleled opportunities to work alongside renowned scientists in cutting edge laboratories.
Athletic activities such as soccer, rugby and hockey foster a healthy dose of friendly competition while student interest groups provide opportunities to learn about medical specialties like aerospace medicine, surgery, family medicine and undersea medicine. At USU there are many clubs and organizations that span a variety of hobbies and interests.