Master of Public Health

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Tammie Johnson

Program Director

(904) 620-2840

Application Information Applications are accepted for fall admission only.
Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . US Applicants: July 1 of the same year; International Applicants: May 1 of the same year

Students are admitted for fall term only. Applications are reviewed as they are received. Applicants meeting all criteria are typically notified of acceptance upon review, space permitting. Applicants not meeting all criteria may be admitted to the trial program, on a competitive basis and space permitting, after July 1. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications and required documents before July 1; the program cohort is capped at 30 students.


*Please note: Review of graduate assistantship applications begins May 15. Students must be fully accepted to the MPH program in order to be considered for an assistantship.

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  1. 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. 

Additional program requirements:

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. GRE test scores (Institutional Code: 5490):
    • Prior to July 1, 2011:    1000 combined verbal and quantitative scores with no lower than 400 on either section
    • After July 1, 2011:        153 verbal and 144 quantitative 
    • No other tests may substitute for the GRE (e.g. MCAT, GMAT, etc.)
  3. Letter of intent describing:
    • reasons for seeking an MPH degree
    • short and long-term goals
  4. Resume
  5. Two letters of recommendations

Applicants not meeting the GRE or 3.0 minimum requirement may contact the Master of Public Health Program Director (Dr. Tammie Johnson, ) for additional admission criteria options. For additional tools to determine GPA, please visit Calculating Your GPA.


For questions related to the admissions process, please contact the Graduate School by email or by phone at (904) 620-1360.


Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met.



For more information on how to apply click here.

Additional requirements for International applicants can be found here.

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 developing, planning, managing, or evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs, or in conducting public health related research.  The UNF MPH Program prepares students with a broad understanding of the core areas of public health combined with a focus on competencies specific to the health promotion and education concentration area.  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, work site wellness programs or school settings.
Concentrations Offered • Health Promotion/Health Education
• Epidemiology
Accreditation CEPH -- Council on Education for Public Health
Curriculum and Requirements Public Health Curriculum
Epidemiology or Health Promotion/Health Education Fact Sheet
Total Program
Credit Hours
Average Length
of the Program
Two Years
Approximate Enrollment 70
Career Possibilities Career Services Information