The University of Florida Master of Health Science (MHS) 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.
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.
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.
With a culminating capstone experience, we give students the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to a laboratory or field-based research project in partnership with public and private agencies.
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.
The MHS in One Health 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 MHS students who are eligible for in-state tuition will pay regular Florida graduate in-state tuition rates. Out-of-state and 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.
Apply for Spring 2020.