What is a Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree?

what is an mph

A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is a multidisciplinary graduate-level degree that focuses on the practical elements of public health that can be applied in a professional career.

What are the different types of Master of Public Health programs offered?

  1. Traditional

    The traditional Master of Public Health (MPH) program is an on-campus 2-year, 48-credit program. The first four semesters usually involve traditional coursework, while the last semester is devoted to a practice-based internship, which includes a special project.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students starting the program in or after Fall 2019 will have slightly different plans of study to account for accreditation changes and the introduction of Applied Practice Experience and Integrative Learning Experience, instead of Internship and Seminar.

  2. Online

    The online MPH program includes all of the elements of the campus-based program in a convenient online learning platform.  Course lectures are asynchronous, and testing is conducted online through a proctoring service.  No visits to the UF campus are required.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students starting the program in or after Fall 2019 will have slightly different plans of study to account for accreditation changes and the introduction of Applied Practice Experience and Integrative Learning Experience, instead of Internship and Seminar.

  3. Accelerated

    An accelerated 42-credit MPH on-campus program is available for current health professionals with terminal healthcare degrees or who have already established themselves in a long term career and are interested in expanding their skills or changing their career focus. Applicants with a US-awarded, health-based doctorate degree may request the online accelerated 42-credit MPH program.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students starting the program in or after Fall 2019 will have slightly different plans of study to account for accreditation changes and the introduction of Applied Practice Experience and Integrative Learning Experience, instead of Internship and Seminar.

  4. Collaborative

    Collaborative MPH programs with professional programs in the Colleges of Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine are offered, as well as with PhD programs in Clinical and Health Psychology, Health Services Research, and Rehabilitation Science. In addition, collaborative degrees may be developed on an individual basis for other PhD and Masters programs at the University of Florida.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students starting the program in or after Fall 2019 will have slightly different plans of study to account for accreditation changes and the introduction of Applied Practice Experience and Integrative Learning Experience, instead of Internship and Seminar.

  5. Combined Degree (for current undergraduates)

    Qualified seniors may enroll in the combined Bachelor’s/MPH program, which allows completion of 15 MPH credits during the senior year.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students starting the program in or after Fall 2019 will have slightly different plans of study to account for accreditation changes and the introduction of Applied Practice Experience and Integrative Learning Experience, instead of Internship and Seminar.

For more information, please contact Katherine Pizarro at katypiz@phhp.ufl.edu