Welcome!

Welcome to the University of North Florida Master of Public Health (MPH) Program!  The MPH Program challenges our students to become confident, competent, and compassionate public health professionals who are able to practice autonomously and ethically within a changing public health environment.

 

The MPH Student Handbook serves as a resource for students, faculty and others involved in this program. It provides information about the academic and administrative policies and procedures specific to the program.  When policies and procedures are revised, appropriate updates to this manual will be made. For university-wide procedures that pertain to graduate studies, please refer to the UNF Graduate Catalog.  Information about UNF’s Graduate School degree requirements and important policies and procedures are published in the Graduate Catalog. The policies, procedures and guidelines for UNF’s MPH degree were developed to conform to the Brooks College of Health and University of North Florida requirements.

 

In addition to this Handbook, you are required to read the Graduate School Student Handbook as it provides general information applicable to all graduate students regardless of their programs of study.  While this handbook contains valuable information specifically related to graduate studies in Public Health at UNF, the Graduate School Student Handbook addresses policies, procedures and resources related to graduate studies in general at UNF. 

 

It is your responsibility to review the information both in this Handbook and in the Graduate School Student Handbook as you will be held responsible for abiding by its content.

 

Specific Policies and Procedures Adopted by MPH Program Faculty 6/15/04.
Revised 08/2013 for 2013-2014 Handbook

 

1. Professional Orientation
  • 1.1 Overview of the MPH Degree
  • 1.2 Program Accreditation & Professional Certification
  • 1.3 MPH Program Mission Statement
  • 1.4 Goal Statements & Measurable Objectives
  • 1.5 Graduate Academic Learning Compacts (GALCs)
  • 1.6 Values Statement
  • 1.7 Commitment to Diversity
  • 1.8 Ethical & Professional Conduct

  • 2. Getting Started
  • 2.1 Faculty Contact Information
  • 2.2 Admissions
  • 2.3 Trial Program (Probationary Admissions Stipulations)
  • 2.4 Registration
  • 2.5 Course Selection & Format
  • 2.6 Advisement
  • 2.7 Student Involvement

  • 3. Program & Degree Requirements
  • 3.1 Program of Study
  • 3.2 Required Courses Descriptions
  • 3.3 Public Health Capstone & Internship
  • 3.4 Comprehensive Examination
  • 3.5 Field Experiences
  • 3.6 Elective Courses
  • 3.7 Transfer of Credit
  • 3.8 MPH Program Course Sequence for Students Starting Fall 2012 or Later
  • 3.9 Application for Graduation
  • 3.10 Award of Degree

  • 4. Policies & Procedures
  • 4.1 MPH Communication
  • 4.2 Changes to the MPH Curriculum
  • 4.3 Class Attendance & Participation
  • 4.4 Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • 4.5 Adding and Dropping Courses during Drop/Add
  • 4.6 Withdrawing from Courses after Drop/Add
  • 4.7 Late Withdrawals
  • 4.8 Repeating Courses
  • 4.9 Incomplete Grades
  • 4.10 Inactive Students
  • 4.11 Violations of Academic Integrity
  • 4.12 Second Master's Degree
  • 4.13 MPH Course or Program Concerns
  • 4.14 Student Appeals
  • 4.15 Grade or Term Forgiveness
  • 4.16 Program Site Dress Code
  • 4.17 Electronic Communication Devices
  • 4.18 Policies & Procedures Amendments

  • 5. Financial Support
  • 5.1 In-state vs. Out-of-state Designations

  • 6. Resources
  • 6.1 Professional Organizations
  • 6.2 Career Opportunities
  • 6.3 UNF Student Resources
  • 6.4 Forms

  • 7. Graduate Certificate in Public Health
  • 7.1 Description
  • 7.2 Program of Study
  • 7.3 Course Sequence