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Masters of Health Science in One Health

Program Overview

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. Recommended undergraduate prerequisite training for One Health degrees include basic biology, chemistry, physiology, and college algebra.

The MHS in One Health degree program is part of the portfolio of training programs in the Department of Environmental and Global Health Department in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Many faculty in the concentration are also members of the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Aquatic Pathobiology Laboratory, or the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology. Some of the faculty hold joint appointments in other UF Colleges including the College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Medicine.

Highlights

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. http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php
  • 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.

 

Online and Part-Time Students

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.

Other Information

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/

For more information, please visit https://egh.phhp.ufl.edu/prospective-students-2/degree-programs/mhs-one-health/ or contact the program coordinator at egh-programs@phhp.ufl.edu.