Master of Science (MS) in Dietetics & Nutrition
The Department of Dietetics & Nutrition prepares professionals who are recognized for expertise in food, nutrition and dietetics through the curriculum of the MS program. Our master’s graduate program integrates dietetics and advanced nutrition science with research to prepare graduates to function as practitioners with advanced knowledge and skills in dietetics. Graduates have employment opportunities in both the healthcare/wellness and food/food service industries. This program may also serve as preliminary preparation for enrollment in a PhD program. Career goals should be discussed with the advisor early in the program in order to plan graduate educational and research experiences.
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Master of Public Health (MPH) with a specialization in Biostatistics
Almost all public health studies need biostatistical operations for analysis of the data. The MPH program in Biostatistics will rigorously train students in theoretical concepts as well as application of statistical methods in the field public health.
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Master of Public Health (MPH) with a specialization in Environmental and Occupational Health
- Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
- Comprehensive foundation in environmental and occupational health
- Certification eligibility in Environmental Health
- Master’s project, internship and seminar presentation
- Part-time program available
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Master of Public Health (MPH) with a specialization in Epidemiology
The Master of Public Health program with a specialization in Epidemiology provides rigorous theoretical and practical training to apply epidemiologic principles and underlying concepts for surveillance and prevention of acute and chronic diseases. After successful completion of this program, students will able to design epidemiologic studies, perform statistical analysis, interpret results and prepare scientific reports. The Master’s program requires 45 credits to complete the MPH.
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Master of Public Health with a Specialization in Health Policy and Management (HPM)
The Master of Public Health with a specialization in HPM focuses on broad issues in health policy and management for individuals entering the field of Public Health.
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Master of Public Health (MPH) with a Specialization in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Students in the MPH program come from many disciplines, but all have an interest in promoting health and preventing disease. They are exposed to courses in community organization and program evaluation taught by Dr. Bill Darrow, Ph.D., a former CDC Director, who was on the team that defined HIV as a sexually transmitted disease. Students take advantage of varied internships to put their academic training into community practice. Graduates of the Master of Public Health degree hold positions in local health departments, in community-based agencies, and wellness programs. Elvira Velez (1993) is Director of University Health Services on the Biscayne Bay Campus of FIU; Anthony Lau (2005) is Epidemiologist for the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention at the Miami-Dade County Health Department; Ardith Clayton-Wright (2000) is the Wellness Coordinator at the Broward County Healthy Department.
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Master of Social Work
The Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The degree prepares students for advanced clinical social work practice. The program educates students for empirically-based practice in clinical organizations and communities. The MSW program is based on a perspective that recognizes the interconnectedness between people and their environment as the source of both social problems and the appropriate interventions to ameliorate, treat, and prevent those problems.
The first year curriculum is based upon a generalist perspective based with life-span developmental foundation that emphasizes problem-solving critical thinking, empirically-based practice, economic and social justice, and the conduct of ethical practice. Students learn preventive and clinical interventions that enhance human functioning and quality of life. The program emphasizes the ability to work with clients in a variety of settings reflective of the diversity of South Florida.
Built on the generalist foundation, the second year advanced curriculum prepares students for clinical social work practice, with certificate options in Addictions, Social Work Practice with the Elderly, and Management in Social Work. In addition, The Scholl of Social Work offers a joint degree (MSW/JD) with the College of Law.
Students may complete the MSW degree (60 credit hours) on a full-time or part-time basis. The School also offers an Advanced Standing Program for individuals with a baccalaureate degree in Social Work (BSW or BSSW) received within the past five years from a program accredited by CSWE. Students accepted into the Advanced Standing Program can receive up to 30 semester hours credit toward the MSW degree. Effective FALL 2013 a grade of "C" or above in the prerequisites is required for the MSW program. MSW students interested in pursuing the Ph.D. in Social Welfare should contact the coordinator of the Ph.D. program
Graduate students are eligible for student membership in the National Association of Social Work (NASW). A graduate may become a regular member of the Association. Students are also invited to join the Student Social Work Association (SSWA) and the Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society.