Public Health, M.P.H.

The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) is offered entirely online and 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.


Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the UWF graduate catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.

University Requirements*
• Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee 
• Submission of official transcripts 
*International students may have additional requirements.

Departmental Requirements
• Submission of official GRE test scores (Under some circumstances the GMAT will be accepted); For students currently enrolled in a doctoral program in the health professions the respective admission test scores will be accepted
• Work experience in the discipline
• Undergraduate GPA
• Possess basic computer competency 
• Submission of statement of Career Goals 
• Submission of two personal writing samples (e.g., written reports completed by the applicant or other representative samples of professional writing skills) 
• Submission of three letters of recommendation 

Department Contact

Dr. Justice Mbizo
Advisor, Department of Public Health, Clinical and Health Sciences

Phone: (850) 474-2650

Catalog Description
Department's Website

Accolades & Accreditations

  • Quality Matters Program
  • Council on Education for Public Health

Full information can be found on our Reaccreditation site.

Application Deadlines

Certain graduate programs have earlier application deadlines. Check with the graduate department for departmental specific deadlines.