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    FSU professor earns NIH emerging scientist award

    Patricia Homan, Ph.D., the Associate Director of FSU’s Public Health Program, is being recognized by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health for her work as an emerging scientist.

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    Benjamin Dowd-Arrow in The New York Times

    Dr. Dowd-Arrow, Director of the Bachelor of Public Health Program and Teaching Faculty in Public Health, contributed to a New York Times article entitled “Loopholes and Missing Data: The Gaps in the Gun Background Check System”

Public Health Programs

at Florida State University

Preparing Students for Interdisciplinary Public Health Careers

The Public Health program is one of the newest degree programs within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. The first Master of Public Health degree was conferred in 2004, while the Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree program was recently established in 2020. Although youthful, our program is comprised of knowledgeable and expert faculty in their chosen fields. Both of our CEPH-accredited programs provide students with foundational skills and expertise for success.

What is Public Health?


There are many definitions to describe public health. In short, it is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through organized community effort.

Five Disciplines


Epidemiology, Statistics, Environmental Health Science, Health Policy and Management, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Academic Excellence


According to US News, Florida State University ranks within the top 20 public schools in the nation.

We are also #26 in Best Colleges for Veterans.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) and Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) are both accredited programs through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). We will go through the re-accreditation process again in 2025.

Please see the below accreditation reports for the MPH Program: