Key Benefits of a FAMU MPH
Impressive Employment Connections Help You Succeed
Fueled by the FAMU Institute of Public Health's connections to hiring agencies like
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation’s premier public
health agency, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Congress, Florida
Department of Health and other state local health departments across the country,
and community health centers, MPH graduates progress quickly with solid opportunities
in federal, state and local health departments – as well as jobs in the private sector
(e.g., hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical companies, consulting firms). Plus:
As the first MPH degree offered online at an HBCU and the first accredited public
health program in North Florida, our program offers unique benefits:
- The distinct advantage of being currently housed within FAMU's Institute of Public
Health within the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
- As a synergistic complement for healthcare professionals—the FAMU MPH connects public
health with additional basic science and health care disciplines (e.g., pharmacy,
allied health sciences, medicine, dentistry, nursing) for more meaningful consultation
- Supports research and public health practice with a focus on health disparities that
disproportionately impacts the poor and underserved (e.g., cancer, cardiovascular
disease, infectious diseases, environmental health impacts, and access to care).
- Provides online advisement by national and international public health experts and
public health doctoral students. The FAMU Institute of Public Health also has the
first Doctor of Public Health degree program in Florida and is the fifth program established
in the Southeast.
With coursework that's independent and self-directed, our program is designed with
sensitivity to the needs of working students in mind – with all the advantages of
- Learning materials delivered through streaming audio and video lectures
- Support through virtual office hours
- A research assignment, tailored to the public health areas that interest you most,
that allows you to take advantage of your current work environment
- Free access to SAS, the leading statistical analysis software
Our MPH program features a deliberate progression of coursework that allows students
to quickly progress from internships to advanced job opportunities:
- The online MPH program is five semesters or 50 hours for full-time students.
- Part-time students take two courses at a time in sequence
- The practicum for this program is completed in the final semester to afford maximum
flexibility for our enrollees
- Online advisors and a online practicum coordinator will work with you to help identify
public health practicum sites
Quality Guidance Through Completion of Your MPH degree
No matter where you live, choosing FAMU for your MPH degree means you also get the
specialized guidance you need to gain the competencies you need to become a credentialed
culturally competent public health practitioner! Expect strong support from our faculty
members – offering ongoing personal access from distinguished public health faculty
in biostatistics, behavioral sciences and health education, environmental and occupational
health, epidemiology, health policy and management, and public health practice.
The FAMU Institute of Public Health is fully accredited by the Council on Education
for Public Health (CEPH).
Requirements Before You Apply
Candidates for the MPH degree should have a minimum of 3 years of professional public
health or healthcare work experience. Interested candidates should also meet the following
- Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Demonstrate academic potential: (a) minimum GPA of 3.0 (in the last 60 semester hours
of study) and/or (b) minimum GRE score of 300 (150 verbal and 150 quantitative). All
applicants, who do not already have a terminal degree, must take the GRE to be considered
Due to restrictive state regulations, Florida A&M University (FAMU) is not permitted
to provide online courses or instruction to students from some states. If you reside
in a restricted state, you may not be permitted to enroll in or be admitted to a FAMU
online program. Please contact your state’s higher education regulation authorities
for more details.
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