The University of Florida Master of Public Health in Environmental Health is a CEPH accredited public health degree program focused on improving health by preventing, identifying, tracking, and mitigating environmental risk factors. Our curriculum addresses a diverse range of environmental issues that concern individuals and communities. Courses and other educational experiences are carefully structured to enable students to develop competence in very specific environmental health skills. The program offers particular depth in the effects of hazardous materials on human health and the environment through courses in toxicology and risk assessment.
Zach graduated from the MPH program in 2013 and now works in waste water management at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The accelerated program is perfect for professionals with terminal healthcare degrees to build on their public health skills and to meet current standards in the field. If this sounds like you, click below to learn more.
As an MPH student, during your last semester, you’ll have the opportunity to complete an internship to enrich and expand on core MPH competencies. Students typically complete this during their last semester.
MPH graduates find success in a variety of careers in the Public Health sector. Learn more about what career paths you can take below.
Students may complete the MPH in Environmental Health degree in a traditional, 48-credit program, or our accelerated 42-credit program. The accelerated MPH program is available for current health professionals with terminal healthcare degrees or who have already established themselves in a long term career and are interested in expanding their skills or changing their career focus. Applicants with a US-awarded, health-based doctorate degree may request the online accelerated 42-credit MPH program.
In addition to core public health courses taken by all MPH students, in the Environmental Health concentration, students will take general toxicology, toxic substances, human health risk assessment, risk communication, exposure assessment and global health courses. Included in the concentration core are courses on air pollution, water pollution and wastewater management, and food sanitation and safety where public health activities are guided by federal and state laws and regulations. Click here for more information about the 48-credit MPH Curriculum and the 42-credit MPH Curriculum.