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Master of Public Health


Program Overview

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 & 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.

Concentrations Offered

  • Epidemiology
  • Social and Behavioral Science


Application Information

Helpful Information:

Application Requirement Information

International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . Early Decision March 1; Regular Decision July 1

Admits for fall term only.


Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials before March 1 as the program only admits 30 students each year on a competitive basis. Applicants submitting materials after March 1 will be reviewed, space permitting until the regular decision deadline.


Review of Brooks College of Health graduate assistantship applications begins May 15. Students must be fully accepted to the MPH program in order to be considered for an assistantship.


The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program requirements:

  • Resume
  • Letter of intent
    • Describe reasons for seeking an MPH degree;
    • short and long-term goals; and
    • what makes you a great candidate for our program.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE test scores - waived for fall 2021
    • Taken within the last 5 years
    • Although there are no required minimum scores, the applicant's GRE score will be compared to the applicant pool and the national GRE norms
    • Other standardized exams (including, but not limited to MCAT, DAT, PCAT, LSAT, MAT) will not be accepted in lieu of the GRE
    • Applicants who have a terminal degree such as the Phd, ScD or EdD, and those with advanced professional degrees (MD, DDS, DO, DVM, JD, PharmD, DPT) from accredited institutions and who are individually licensed in the United States in their profession may request to waive the GRE
      • The GRE waiver is not automatic and must be approved by the Department of Public Health Faculty Admissions Committee and the graduate program director
      • Requests to waive the GRE must be made in writing by completing and submitting the Request to Waive GRE form
        • Follow the submission instructions provided in the form

Program requirements - Express Application:

UNF undergraduates applying through the Express Application portal will be required to email the document below to the MPH Program Director. Questions should be directed to the graduate program director.

  • Letter of intent
    • Describe reasons for seeking an MPH degree;
    • short and long-term goals; and
    • what makes you a great candidate for our program.


Average Length
of the Program

2 years

Approximate Enrollment

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Elissa Barr


(904) 620-1479