MPH Program Overview

As an accredited program from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the Master of Public Health program at Florida State University establishes itself as an innovative program that focuses on providing the best education for our future public health professionals. The MPH degree is a professional, terminal graduate degree intended to prepare students for a lifelong career in Public Health.

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With a concentration in Health Policy, students will learn a transferable skill set to analyze and affect policy, reduce health inequities in the U.S. and abroad, and improve the health of communities. You will also be trained to analyze data, influence public policy, study and monitor threats to public health, and/or conduct health research.


We accept applicants for both full-time and part-time* tracks.

Average time for completion:

  • Full-time (9 credit hours/semester; 6 in summer): ~2 years
  • Part-time (6 credit hours/semester): ~3 – 4 years

*We are a classroom-based program with limited distance-learning options. However, we offer most of our core classes after 5p Monday – Thursday to accommodate students who work full-time. However, we cannot promise classes to be offered outside of traditional work hours. It is the responsibility of the student to work with their place of employment.

Why Master of Public Health Degree

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that epidemiologists’ 2020 U.S. median wages were $74,560, and Medical and Health Services Managers are reported at $104,280.

Employment of epidemiologists and medical and health services managers is projected to grow 30 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Attend FSU’s MPH Program

Students choose to pursue a Master of Public Health degree because they want to make a difference with their life’s work. We hope you consider our program to help prepare you to reach this goal.

Consider our program to prepare you for your future! Tallahassee is friendly, highly livable, and rich with internships, job possibilities, and extracurricular opportunities.