Masters Programs

Masters Programs Comparison

At the University of Florida, the MHS-OH degree (One Health concentration) differs from a traditional MPH degree with an Environmental Health concentration in its occupational and zoonotic disease focus, for its emphasis upon multi-disciplinary problem solving, for its training in agriculture medicine, and for its occupational research focus.  In contrast the traditional MPH degree engages students in a wider range of public health knowledge which may not be useful to the more focused student: healthcare systems, Medicare, Medicaid, behavioral sciences, risk communication, and exposure assessment.  The MPH degree also has applied, more policy-oriented focus.

As we believe international professionals will greatly benefit from the MHS One Health program we have won approval to markedly reduce their out-of-state tuition from more than $1150 credit hr + fees to $650/credit hr + fees. MHS students who are eligible for in-state tuition will pay regular Florida graduate in-state tuition rates. For estimated costs see: http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/basics/cost-of-attendance/

MPH vs. MHS Degree Curricula Comparison Chart at the University of Florida

Credits

Course
Number

Masters in Public Health, Environmental  Health Concentration, 48 credits

Masters in Health Science, One Health Concentration, 40 credits

Public Health Core Courses

 

 

 

Intro to Biostatistical Methods

3

PHC 6052

3

3

Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health

3

PHC 6001

3

3

Intro to US Healthcare Systems

3

HSA 6114

3

Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health

3

PHC 6410

3

Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health

3

PHC 6313

3

3

Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues

1

PHC 6601

1

Introduction to Public Health*

3

PHC 6937

3*

Concentration Area

 

 

 

General Toxicology

3

VME 6602

3

Exposure Measurement and Assessment

3

PHC 6702

3

Health Risk and Crisis Communication

2

PHC 6937

2

Human Health Risk Assessment

4

VME 6607

4

Occupational & Environmental Health among Agriculture Workers

PHC 6937

3

Water Quality & Human Health

PHC 6937

3

An Introduction to Entomology, Zoonotic Diseases, and Food Safety

3

PHC 6515

3

Environmental Infectious Diseases:  A Molecular Approach

PHC 6937

3

Seminar Environmental & Global Health: Critical Thinking & Teaching

1

PHC 6937

1

EGH Journal Club

1

PHC 6937

1

Electives in Area of Specialization

 

 

 

 

12

12

Internship or Field Research Experience

 

 

 

Public Health Internship

 Varies

PHC 6946

8

Occupational Health Field Research Experience

3

PHC 6937

3

Required Credit Hours:

 

 

48

40

Masters in Public Health, Environmental Health concentration

The MPH in Environmental Health is a broad, classical environmental health degree. The program offers particular depth in the effects of hazardous materials on human health and the environment through courses in toxicology and risk assessment. More…


 

Masters in Health Science, One Health concentration

The 40-credit hour MHS degree with a One Health concentration is a novel research-oriented degree that will train professionals to work in an interdisciplinary fashion to solve complex health problems.  It will prepare students to work with public health, veterinary health, food safety, and environmental health professionals in tackling difficult problems like controlling zoonotic diseases and increasing food safety. With a goal to attract international and out-of-state students, we plan to markedly reduce tuition for such students to slightly above instate tuition rates. More…

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