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Master of Public Health / Public Health Practice

Program Details

The online Master of Public Health with a concentration in Public Health Practice builds upon the strong foundation of the five basic Master of Public Health concentrations, biostatistics, epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, and public health policy and management.  Students develop their own curricula by identifying the competencies they wish to obtain and then selecting courses to achieve those competencies which results in developing greater skills and knowledge in two, three, or four of the basic concentrations.  Courses may include Evidence-based Management of Public Health Programs, Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance, Systems Thinking for Public Health, and Introduction to Management of Health Services Organizations.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least a 3.0 GPA for the undergraduate coursework taken after the first 60 hours
  • Requires substantial post baccalaureate professional work experience in a health related field in addition to the required academic credentials

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

Restrictions

UF is partially authorized for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Washington. States pending authorization include: Kansas, Michigan, New York, and Oregon.

Distance education programs in allied health professions, counseling, education, nursing, social work, and veterinary medicine may require additional approval from state licensing agencies or boards. Out-of-state students who are considering applying to a professional program should contact the licensing agency or board in their state prior to enrollment.