MHS in One Health
The University of Florida’s Masters of Health Science in One Health is the first program of its kind in the United States. This innovative degree provides coursework, professional training and mentorship across public health, veterinary health, and environmental health disciplines to tackle real-world environmental and public health problems. Our program is focused on current and emerging global health issues that are grounded in infectious and environmental diseases and ecosystem challenges (drought, air/water contamination) at the human-animal-environmental interface.
Students in the program may choose to focus their studies in agricultural impacts, biosecurity, entomology and vectorborne diseases, zoonoses, animal health, food production, pathogen detection and identification, environmental controls and pollution science. A culminating capstone experience is individually developed for each student through one-on-one mentorship in an area of interest that may include a laboratory- or field-based component domestically or abroad. Trainees have gone on to garner employment in academia, government, and the private sectors.
One Health training includes trans-disciplinary teamwork and interaction with professionals from different disciplines with diverse backgrounds.
- One-on-one mentorship by faculty in the Department of Environmental and Global Health provides students with personalized training and professional development skills.
- Capstone research experience in culmination of the program offers hands-on training and networking opportunities with experts at the University of Florida, state and Federal agencies, and industry, to provide multidisciplinary training typical of One Health practice and leadership as supported by CDC, NIH, USDA and other professional organizations.
- Preparation for employment opportunities spanning academia, federal, state and county health departments, food and pharmaceutical industries, federal agencies, consulting, research and education, occupational safety, and other industries, domestic and international.
Click here to view a breakdown of the MHS One Health Coursework.
Click here to view a sample MHS Environmental Health Part-Time Plan of Study.
Click here to view a comparison of the One Health and Environmental Health Masters Programs.
The Masters of Health Science One Health program is available entirely online for students not local to the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, FL. Online students have access to the same courses as on-campus students. In this format, students can view lectures and access course material online at any time, while complying with due dates and expectations of individual professors. Our online students work with their faculty advisors to find an appropriate capstone research experience, right where they are.
The online program is a great fit for working professionals or international students who are not local to Gainesville, as well as students who wish to be part-time and complete their degree at their own pace.
- Applications and eligibility requirements for financial aid can be found at the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) site at www.fafsa.ed.gov. (The University of Florida code for the FAFSA is 001535.)
- Other graduate funding resources can be found here: UF Graduate School Funding Resources
- For information regarding federal or private loan eligibility, or financial aid processing questions or concerns, please contact Student Financial Aid at 352-392-1275 or by visiting www.sfa.ufl.edu.
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/