The mission of the Florida State University Masters of Public Health program is to understand and enhance the health status of populations by providing policy-oriented, multidisciplinary training of future public health professionals in the core concepts, skills, tools and knowledge of health policy and practice, and to conduct and disseminate research that leads to improved health status.
Why Study Public Health at FSU?
Professionally minded, socially conscious students choose a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree because they want to make a difference with their life’s work. At FSU, our MPH training is broad and comprehensive. Our graduates learn the American health care system with its strengths and weaknesses. They acquire the leadership skills to anticipate, prevent, track, manage, and respond to disease, coupled with techniques to assess and improve performance of a wide spectrum of health care programs and policies in the US and other nations. FSU MPH graduates advocate for healthy lifestyles and progressive social policy.
As part of the College of Social Sciences & Public Policy students benefit from a policy focused curriculum with major capabilities in public administration, political science, sociology, demography, epidemiology, urban and regional planning, GIS, and health economics. These courses deliver the practical skills and concepts needed no matter what aspect of public health and health policy draws our graduates to their careers.
The FSU MPH program produces highly successful graduates who go to work in state health departments, consulting firms, the federal government, managed care firms or lobbying and advocacy groups that require the kind of training a policy focused program most strongly delivers. Others are using the fiscal and management knowledge they gained here to run health departments, clinics, or nursing homes, or are working hand-in-hand with hospitals and universities.
We hope you’ll take a look at our excellent MPH degree program, meet our strong and diverse students and faculty, check out of Public Health Student Association, and consider training in our wonderful and welcoming capital city. Tallahassee is friendly, highly livable, rich with internship and job possibilities and extracurricular activities. It’s a great place to be a student in an exceptional and rewarding program.
William G. Weissert, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science and Director, MPH Degree Program at FSU
Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan School of Public Health