University of Florida MPH Program

2500 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32607
(352) 392-3261

MPH Program Overview

The MPH program from the University of Florida is designed to be one of the most accessible in the nation. Not only does the standard program provide a two year 48 credit program or a 42 credit accelerated option, but this school also offers one of the few totally online MPH programs in the country. Since 2006, students who are already employed in the health care field have been able to utilize online education and distance learning to earn their degree through this program.

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MPH Curriculum and Courses

The online program uses much of the same curriculum that the standard program does, and the core classes are the same and include:

• Health Management
• Health Policy
• Biostatistics
• Epidemiology
• Environmental Health
• Social and Behavioral Sciences

An integrative internship is also required with either program, and it will be tailored to match a specific set of goals no matter the student.

MPH Admissions

Admissions into the MPH program here are very competitive. The following will be required for consideration:

• Bachelor’s degree or higher
• 3.0 GPA during undergraduate studies
• GRE scores
• Full English proficiency
• Completed applications for both the SOPHAS and the University of Florida Graduate Admissions Office
• Professional Statement of Purpose detailing your goals, academically and professionally, and how they match the program

Depending on specific areas of concentration within the program, other requirements may exist as well.

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MPH Tuition and Financial Aid

Currently the Tuition for the online MPH program is charged the same way as standard tuition – on a per-credit hour basis. The credit hour cost is 585.64, which includes various student fees. While online payments can be made through electronic checks or through credit cards, there are also numerous financial aid options available for online or campus based students including loans, grants, scholarships, and even assistantships. Those employed by medical facilities may be able to qualify for employer tuition assistance programs as well.

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