Master of Public Health

University of West Florida

Master Online
24 months
1029 USD/credit
463 USD/credit
369 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Online CEPH accredited Master of Public Health program at the University of West Florida provides students with a high-quality, competency-based, interdisciplinary understanding of public health.


Our curriculum teaches effective practices in addressing a wide range of public health problems at the local, regional, national and global levels. Students complete 42 semester credit hours.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is offered entirely online and provides students with a high-quality, multidisciplinary perspective on public health to prepare them to be public health professionals. Students can work toward earning an MPH generalist degree or an MPH in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior. The required and elective courses offer students the opportunity to tailor their degree to best fit their career goals in public health. The MPH is allied with several academic centers/certificate programs that broaden the educational opportunities available to students in the program.

Close relationships with the state public health facilities in the region as well as with area hospitals and the military provide a strong foundation in the healthcare and public health communities for enhancing and broadening the internship opportunities for students in the program.

Internship in Public Health

Students enrolled in the MPH Program are required to complete a two-semester, six credit hour Internship in the field of public health under the guidance of a qualified mentor and MPH Faculty Internship Advisor.

Comprehensive Exam

Students will be required to complete and pass the proctored, closed-book MPH Comprehensive Exam. The exam is designed to assess the student's level of mastery of the five core competency areas acquired in the five MPH core courses, as well as the cross-cutting competencies acquired in their five required courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
  • Epidemiology for Public Health Professionals
  • Environmental Health
  • Biostatistics for Public Health
  • Public Health Policy
  • Internship in Public Health I

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited or recognized University
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale from an accredited US institution or recognized international institution.
  • A statement of career goals (500-1000 words) that conveys the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study in public health and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
  • One personal writing sample (e.g., written reports completed by the applicant or other representative samples of professional writing skills). 
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1029 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1029 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    463 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 463 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    369 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 369 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Master of Public Health
University of West Florida