MHS in One Health

Program Description

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 focuses on infectious diseases at the human-animal interface, environmental impacts on disease transmission, and addressing current and emerging disease threats. 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, and environmental controls.


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.


Degree Requirements

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.

Additional Information

MHS students who are eligible for in-state tuition will pay regular Florida graduate in-state tuition rates. For estimated costs see:

For more information, please contact the program coordinator at

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Currently accepting applications !


Summer – March 1st

Fall  – July 1st