The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) provides students with a high quality, multidisciplinary perspective on public health to prepare them to be public health professionals. The required and elective courses offer students the opportunity to tailor their degree to best fit their career goals in public health. The M.P.H. is allied with several academic centers/certificate programs that broaden the educational opportunities available to students in the program.
Close relationships with the state public health facilities in the region as well as with area hospitals and the military provide a strong foundation in the health care and public health communities for enhancing and broadening the internship opportunities for students in the program.
The M.P.H. degree is currently featured on the Council on Education for Public Health's (CEPH) website as an example of best practices for online programs in public health.
In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the UWF graduate catalog, the applicant must meet the minimum departmental admission requirements for regular admission. The criteria listed in the admission checklist (see right-side column).