What is “One Health?”
“One Health is an approach that recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment. One Health is not new, but it has become more important in recent years. This is because many factors have changed interactions between people, animals, plants, and our environment.” – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID): One Health
The University of Florida Master of Health Science in Environmental and Global Health with a Concentration in One Health is the first program of its kind in the United States. Our innovative degree prepares students to find solutions to current and emerging health issues through transdisciplinary coursework, professional training, and mentorship. We are focused on cultivating a unique systems-thinking approach that incorporates public, environmental, and veterinary disciplines so that our students stand out when they begin their professional careers.
The MHS program is offered on-campus, online AND part-time. These non-traditional options were carefully designed with working professionals and non-local students in mind.
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MHS graduates find success in academia, health departments, food and pharmaceutical industries, federal agencies, consulting firms, occupational safety, and other organizations, both domestic and international.
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Adriana Cheraso joined the MHS program in Fall 2018. While taking classes, she’s actively working with our faculty on air quality research for a new green space at UF Health Shands Hospital.
Michael Leach completed the MHS online program while working full-time as a physician assistant. Through our program, he learned the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to public health issues.
Meet Haley Johnson, an MHS One Health alumna from the Department of Environmental and Global Health.
The Master of Health Science in Environmental and Global Health with a Concentration in One Health program is a 39-credit degree program that combines courses from various disciplines, offering students a variety of knowledge and training. Students develop their programs based on their academic and career goals, choosing to focus on agricultural impacts, biosecurity, entomology, vectorborne diseases, zoonoses, animal health, food production, pathogen detection and identification, environmental controls and pollution science, and more. The curriculum includes 12 credits of core public health courses, 15 credits of one health courses, 9 credits of electives, and 3 credits for our students’ capstone experience. Visit here to view more information about the MHS curriculum.
Funding Your Studies
Enrolled campus MHS students will pay regular tuition rates set by the state. Online MHS students will pay approximately $650 per credit hour plus applicable fees. For estimated costs of attendance please click here. For information on funding your studies click here. If you are planning to utilize a tuition waiver for this program, please contact the department for more information at email@example.com.