Public Health

Department of Public Health

Empowering a generation of public health professionals with skills, knowledge, and competencies to contribute creatively and ethically to education, research and service to promote public health and disease prevention.

Why Choose Public Health at UWF?

Whether you choose to pursue a Master of Public Health degree or a Certificate in Public Health -- the Department of Public Health at the University of West Florida offers students an affordable education in a convenient online platform. Not only is the MPH degree CEPH accredited and acknowledged as one of the most affordable online public health programs in the nation for 2016, it is one of the most sought after credentials increasing in value in the public health job market due to projected retirements in the field and to dramatic increases in public health problems in the U.S. and abroad.

Master of Public Health

CEPH Accredited. 42 credit hours. 2-year online program. Designed to prepare students for roles as leaders, educators, researchers, and advocates for public health and disease and injury prevention. The Department of Public Health offers the following MPH concentrations: Generalist (MPH), Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (MPH-HPEB), and Global Health (MPH-GHLH).

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Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Educating and supporting public health practitioners in the workplace. Two emphases are available: Emergency Management & Infection Control and Environmental & Occupational Health.


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Accolades & Accreditations

  • Quality Matters

Visit the UWF Department of Public Health Accreditation page for more information.