Master of Public Health
The MPH degree is the most widely recognized professional
credential for leadership positions in public health. This degree is
appropriate for those who wish to pursue careers in epidemiology; in
developing, planning, managing, or evaluating health promotion and disease
prevention programs; in conducting public health related research; or
advocating for public health policy. The UNF MPH Program is aligned with the
Council on Education for Public Health’s (CEPH) 22 Foundational Competencies and
offers concentrations in Epidemiology and Social and Behavioral Science.
MPH graduates will be able to integrate and apply their knowledge to address
public health problems and will possess skills and competencies necessary for
public health practice in a wide range of public and private institutions.
Graduates are typically employed in governmental or non-profit health agencies,
health care facilities, or work site wellness programs. Graduates are eligible to become Certified in Public Health (CPH) by passing the CPH exam offered by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE). Graduates are also eligible to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) by passing the exam offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).
Resources for Public Health Students