UNF's program exists in a flourishing public health and health care services marketplace. Numerous non-governmental and non-profit health related organizations and agencies exist in the region, as well as 13 hospitals, Mayo Clinic, and 2 Navy bases. UNF, Jacksonville, and the Northeast Florida region overall are growing, both in terms of overall population, and diversity. Jacksonville, Florida is geographically situated as a gateway for the movement of people and goods. Numerous opportunities exist for student internships, volunteer activities, and permanent employment. UNF has been rated one of the best college values in the country. The campus is located in beautiful, sunny, northeast Florida, just minutes from the downtown Jacksonville and riverfront areas, as well as the Atlantic Ocean. The campus has been rated the most scenic in the state. It consists of over 1,000 acres, including the Sawmill Slough Nature Preserve, and contains miles of walking trails and ponds for outdoor exercise and recreation.
UNF's M.P.H. program faculty are dedicated to providing a quality educational experience. Because the program is relatively small, students receive ample individual attention, and enjoy relatively small class sizes. Nearly all the required courses in the program are taught by full time M.P.H. Program faculty, not adjuncts, part time instructors, or Ph.D. students.