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    Sep 21, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Concurrent Degrees


Concurrent degrees allow a student to pursue two majors simultaneously and share between 0%-15% of the total combined minimum credit hours. Only structured graduate coursework may be shared. Students must be in good standing at the time of application to a Concurrent Degree.  Refer to the Concurrent Degree Policy in the Academic Policies  section for the full listing of requirements.  The Concurrent Degree application is online at:  https://www.usf.edu/graduate-studies/documents/usf-graduate-studies-application-for-concurrent-degrees-fillable.pdf


Graduate Majors with a Concurrent Degree Option

Click on the Concurrent Degree of interest to view requirements.



Applied Anthropology, M.A.
 
Applied Anthropology Ph.D.
 
Audiology, Au.D.
 
Biomedical Engineering, M.S.B.E.
 
Biomedical Engineering Ph.D.
 
Biotechnology, M.S.B.
 
Business Administration, M.B.A.
 
Communication Sciences and Disorders, Ph.D.
 
Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies, M.S.
 
French, M.A.
 
Global Sustainability, M.A.
 
Health Administration, M.H.A.
 
Linguistics: English as a Second Language, M.A.

Medical Sciences, Ph.D.
 
Medicine, M.D.
 
Nursing, M.S.N.
 
Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, M.S.
 
Pharmacy, Pharm.D.
 

Public Health, M.P.H.

 
Public Health, Ph.D.
 
Social Work, M.S.W.
 
Spanish, M.A.
 
Sport and Entertainment Management, M.S.

Concurrent Degree Requirements

The coursework that is approved to be shared and apply toward both degrees is listed below. For all other curriculum requirements, including Thesis/non-Thesis, Internship, Comprehensive Examination, etc., refer to the Catalog listing for that major.


Anthropology, M.A. and Public Health, M.P.H.

Applied Anthropology (APA) – 34 Credit Hours
Bio-cultural Medical Anthropology (BCM) Concentration

Public Health (MPH) – 42 Credit Hours
Epidemiology (EPY), Maternal and Child Health (PMC), Public Health Education (PHN), Global Health Practice (GLO) Concentrations

Approved 201205
Total minimum hours combined: 76 Credit Hours
Shared – 12 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 64 Credit Hours

Admission
In choosing which major to apply to first, students should take into consideration the following: major requirements differ between Anthropology and Public Health; the student’s interests and future career plans. Concurrent degree students in Anthropology select a track and an optional concentration in Bio-Cultural Medical Anthropology. Concurrent degree students in Public Health select one of the above concentrations.

Shared – 12 Credit Hours
In consultation with their major advisors, students will select two courses as electives in Anthropology and two courses as electives in Public Health. The two courses in Public Health will be selected from a concentration listed above. The two courses in Anthropology will be selected from electives.  The student may choose from the following list of courses. Other courses may be selected in consultation with the advisor.

Anthropology
•  ANG 6585  Theories in Applied Bioanthropology Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6469  Selected Topics in Medical Anthropology Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6570  Nutritional Assessment Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6730  Socio Cultural Aspects of HIV/AIDS Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6733  Issues in Migrant Health Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6735  Reproductive Health Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6533  Anthropology of Human Growth and Development Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6731  Health and Disasters Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6732  Global Health from an Anthropological Perspective Credit Hours: 3

Public Health
•  PHC 6053  Categorical Data Analysis Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6701  Computer Applications for Public Health Researchers Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6764  Global Health Principles and Contemporary Issues Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6761  Global Health Assessment Strategies Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6505  Program Planning in Community Health Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6412  Health Disparities and Social Determinants Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6725  Focus Group Research Strategies Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6530  Issues and Concepts in Maternal and Child Health Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6532  Women’s’ Health Issues in Public Health Credit Hours: 3


Anthropology, M.A. - Public Health, Ph.D.

Applied Anthropology (APA) - 34 Credit Hours
Biocultural Medical Anthropology (BCM) Concentration

Public Health (PPH)- 55 Credit Hours Post-Master’s
Community and Family Health (CFH), Epidemiology (EPY), Global Communicable Disease (TCD) Concentrations

Approved 201205
Total minimum hours combined: 89 Credit Hours
Shared – 12 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 77 Credit Hours

Admission
In choosing which major to apply to first, students should take into consideration the following: major requirements differ between Anthropology and Public Health; the student’s interests and future career plans. Concurrent degree students in Anthropology select a track and an optional concentration in Bio-Cultural Medical Anthropology. Concurrent degree students in Public Health select one of the above concentrations.

Shared - 12 Credit Hours
In consultation with their major advisors, students will select two courses as electives in Anthropology and two courses as electives in Public Health. The two courses in Public Health will be selected from a concentration listed above. The two courses in Anthropology will be selected from electives.  The student may choose from the following list of courses. Other courses may be selected in consultation with the advisor.

Anthropology
•  ANG 6585  Theories in Applied Bioanthropology Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6469  Selected Topics in Medical Anthropology Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6570  Nutritional Assessment Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6730  Socio Cultural Aspects of HIV/AIDS Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6733  Issues in Migrant Health Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6735  Reproductive Health Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6533  Anthropology of Human Growth and Development Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6731  Health and Disasters Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6732  Global Health from an Anthropological Perspective Credit Hours: 3

Public Health
•  PHC 6053  Categorical Data Analysis Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6701  Computer Applications for Public Health Researchers Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6764  Global Health Principles and Contemporary Issues Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6761  Global Health Assessment Strategies Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6505  Program Planning in Community Health Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6412  Health Disparities and Social Determinants Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6725  Focus Group Research Strategies Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6530  Issues and Concepts in Maternal and Child Health Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6532  Women’s’ Health Issues in Public Health Credit Hours: 3


Anthropology, Ph.D. - Public Health, M.P.H.

Applied Anthropology (APA) – 42 Credit Hours Post-Master’s
Biocultural Medical Anthropology (BCM) Concentration

Public Health (MPH) – 42 Credit Hours
Epidemiology (EPY), Maternal and Child Health (PMC), Public Health Education (PHN), Global Health Practice (GLO) Concentrations

Approved 201205
Total hours combined: 84 Credit Hours
Shared – 12 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 72 Credit Hours

Admission
In choosing which major to apply to first, students should take into consideration the following: admission requirements differ in Anthropology and Public Health, student interests and future career plans. Concurrent degree students in Anthropology select a track and an optional concentration in Bio-Cultural Medical Anthropology. Concurrent degree students in Public Health select one of the above concentrations.

Shared - 12 Credit Hours
In consultation with their major advisors, students will select two courses as electives in Anthropology and two courses as electives in Public Health. The two courses in Public Health will be selected from a concentration listed above. The two courses in Anthropology will be selected from electives.  The student may choose from the following list of courses. Other courses may be selected in consultation with the advisor.

Anthropology
•  ANG 6585  Theories in Applied Bioanthropology Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6469  Selected Topics in Medical Anthropology Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6570  Nutritional Assessment Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6730  Socio Cultural Aspects of HIV/AIDS Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6733  Issues in Migrant Health Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6735  Reproductive Health Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6533  Anthropology of Human Growth and Development Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6731  Health and Disasters Credit Hours: 3
•  ANG 6732  Global Health from an Anthropological Perspective Credit Hours: 3

Public Health
•  PHC 6053  Categorical Data Analysis Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6701  Computer Applications for Public Health Researchers Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6764  Global Health Principles and Contemporary Issues Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6761  Global Health Assessment Strategies Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6505  Program Planning in Community Health Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6412  Health Disparities and Social Determinants Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6725  Focus Group Research Strategies Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6530  Issues and Concepts in Maternal and Child Health Credit Hours: 3
•  PHC 6532  Women’s’ Health Issues in Public Health Credit Hours: 3


Audiology, Au.D. – Communication Sciences and Disorders, Ph.D.

Audiology (AYD) – 120 Credit Hours
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) - 42 Credit Hours (post-Au.D.)

Approved 200601
Total hours combined: 162 Credit Hours
Shared – 12 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 150 Credit Hours

The concurrent Au.D. /Ph.D. degrees option is designed to offer a path for those interested in Clinical Research to earn both doctoral degrees within approximately six years. The primary objective is to produce research audiologists competent to perform the wide array of diagnostic, remedial and other services associated with the practice of audiology as well as conduct independent research in the area of hearing and balance disorders.

Admission
•    Admission to the Au.D. Major
•    One (1) letter of recommendation from a member of the USF Audiology research faculty.
•    A 1-2 page letter of intent.
•    Demonstration of competency in communication skills as determined by the chairperson or delegate.

Shared– 12 credit hours
Coursework meeting the Advanced Study requirement for the Au.D. degree (12 credit hours) may be shared and apply toward both degrees, provided that the courses selected also meet the requirements of the Ph.D. degree.   


Biomedical Engineering, M.S.B.E. - Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies, M.S.

Biomedical Engineering (EBI) – 30 Credit Hours
Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies (EAT) – 30 Credit Hours

Approved 200701
Total hours combined:  60 Credit Hours
Shared – 0 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 60 Credit Hours

Designed to prepare students who can effectively function in the complex world of Biotechnology companies (“Biotechs”). The program’s objectives are to provide a strong Biomedical foundation for technical product development and research and development along with the skill set to effectively participate in the entrepreneurship, venture capital, business, and financial aspects of Biotechs.


Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D. – Medicine, M.D.

Biomedical Engineering (EBI) – 60 Credit Hours Post-Master’s
Medicine (MED) – 369 Credit hours; 4-year professional program

Approved 200701
Total hours combined:  429 Credit Hours

Objectives of the M.D./Ph.D. Concurrent Degree are

  1. Produce Highly Trained Professionals who can work effective in the area of Biomedical Translational Research, more specifically Engineer-Physicians who can conduct research in a Biomedical Engineering Area that addresses a significant clinical problem, and bring that research through to Clinical application; and
  2. provide an integrated educational experience leading to both the M.D. degree and the Ph.D. (BME) Degree.  In order to accomplish the first objective, advances in health care increasingly involves the application of emerging science and technology (I.E., Engineering) to clinical problems, including problems in diagnostics treatment and the health care system itself.  

In order to conduct effective biomedical translational research, the investigator must be trained in both clinical science (i.e. the MD Degree) and Engineering (Specifically Biomedical Engineering).  This need has been delineated by both academics and industry and is validated by the growing number of MD/PH.D. (BME) majors nationally. USF has the necessary educational components and research infrastructure for this endeavor; both degrees are currently available.

Admission
Students apply for the BME degree through the Office of Graduate Studies; Students apply separately for the M.D. Degree through the College of Medicine.  Admissions are on the same time schedule as that for general M.D. students.  Applicants should contact a major advisor prior to application.

Curriculum
This is a seven (7) year major.  Students initially complete a non-thesis M.S. in Biomedical Engineering.  Then proceed to complete the first three (3) years of the Medical School Curriculum.  The following two (2) years focus on the Ph.D. requirements, specifically the completion of coursework, qualifying exams, and dissertation research.  In the seventh (7th) year, students complete the fourth (4th) year of Medical School and also complete any Ph.D. requirements as needed.  Students must have at least one publication in an appropriate peer-reviewed journal prior to graduation.

Students establish a Graduate Committee immediately after starting the major, with members from both Engineering and Medicine.  This committee guides the student through the major until a formal Ph.D. committee is established, typically in year four or five.


Biotechnology, M.S.B. - Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies, M.S.

Biotechnology (MSB) – 36 Credit Hours
Entrepreneurship in Applied Technology (EAT) – 30 Credit Hours

Approved 200808
Total hours combined: 66 Credit Hours
Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 60 Credit Hours

The combination of majors educates students to understand the scientific process and its challenges and at the same time provides the training that will enable them to facilitate the translation of scientific data from mind to market. This makes graduate students outstandingly versatile and thereby lays an essential step-stone for their future success. The Biotechnology Major has also been recognized as a “Professional Science Master’s Program” by the U.S. Council of Graduate Schools.

Admission
Once the student has been admitted to both majors, he/she seeks permission from the Graduate Directors of both majors for concurrent crediting of the six (6) credit hours.

Shared - 6 Credit Hours
Six credit hours of coursework selected with the advisors are shared between the majors.

 


Business Administration, M.B.A. – Medicine, M.D.

Business Administration (BUS) - 32 Credit Hours
Medicine (MED) – 369 Credit Hours; 4-year professional program

Total hours combined: 401 Credit Hours
Shared – 0 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 401 Credit Hours

Shared – 0 Credit Hours
No courses are shared, but students in the MD degree program may opt to complete the MBA with a healthcare specialization with approval from both majors.

Suggested Schedule for M.D. students
Students joining the M.D. program could earn an M.D. degree, an M.B.A. degree as well the Business Foundations Certificate in five years, if they successfully complete courses as per the following schedule.

Year 1 – M.D. Courses
Summer 1 – Business Foundation Courses
Year 2 – M.D. Courses
Summer 2 – Business Foundation Courses; Earn Business Foundations Certificate
Year 3 – M.D. Courses
Summer 3 – M.D. Courses
Year 4 – M.B.A. Courses
Summer 4 – M.B.A. Courses; Earn M.B.A. Degree
Year 5 – M.D. Courses; Earn M.D. Degree


Business Administration, M.B.A. - Pharmacy, Pharm.D.

Business Administration (BUS) - 33 Credit Hours
Pharmacy (PRY) – 151 Credit Hours

Approved 201808
To hours combined: 184 Credit Hours
Shared – 9 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 175 Credit Hours

Shared – 9 Credit Hours
PHA 6261   Healthcare Innovation III (3 credit hours)
Electives (6 credit hours are shared)

Suggested Schedule for Pharm.D. students
Students admitted to the PharmD degree program could earn a PharmD, an M.B.A. degree as well the Business Foundations Certificate in four years, if they successfully complete courses as per the following schedule:

Year 1    PharmD Courses
Summer 1    Business Foundation Course
Year 2    PharmD Courses
Summer 2    Business Foundation Courses; Earn Business Foundations Certificate
Year 3    PharmD Courses; students will complete two (2) M.B.A courses in lieu of PharmD elective course
Summer 3    PharmD Courses
Year 4    PharmD Courses; Earn PharmD Degree
Summer 4    M.B.A. Courses
Year 5    M.B.A. Courses; Earn M.B.A. Degree


Business Administration (M.B.A.)  and Sports and Entertainment Management (M.S.)

Business Administration (BUS) - 33 Credit Hours minimum
Sports and Entertainment Management (SMG) – 36 Credit Hours

Approved 201305
To hours combined: 69 Credit Hours
Shared – 9 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 60

The Business Administration major with a Concentration in Sport Business is a 33-credit hour program comprising 18 hours of advanced tools and 15 hours of sport and entertainment-focused coursework.  The MS in Sport and Entertainment Management is a 36-credit hour program.

Shared – 9 Credit hours
The two programs share the following courses.  Students must consult with the Graduate Program Director for advising on the required course sequence.
•    SPB 6719  Sport and Entertainment Marketing Strategy Credit Hours: 3
•    SPB 6406  Sport and Entertainment Law Credit Hours: 3
•    SPB 6706  Sport Business Analytics Credit Hours: 3


Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies M.S. - Global Sustainability M.A.

Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies  – 30 Credit Hours
Global Sustainability  – 36 Credit hours

Approved 201105
To hours combined: 66 Credit Hours
Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 60 Credit Hours

The combination of a Master’s in Global Sustainability with a Master’s in Entrepreneurship provides students with a comprehensive understanding of concepts, tools, and skills of sustainability, and students will be able to apply these areas in a problem-solving context. Students shall have the opportunity to focus on the areas of sustainable development, sustainability policy, livable communities, ecotourism, climate mitigation and green business.

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
All graduation requirements of the individual majors apply.  All Concurrent Degree Master’s in Global Sustainability and Entrepreneurship students must also complete:

  • ENT 6116  Business Plan Development Credit Hours: 3 
  • ENT 6415  Fundamentals of Venture Capital and Private Equity Credit Hours: 3

Internship/Research Requirement - 6 Credit Hours

All Concurrent Degree Global Sustainability and Entrepreneurship students must complete a six (6) credit hour final project.  Choose one of the following:

  • IDS 6946  Sustainability Internship Credit Hours: 6
  • IDS 6935   Capstone Research Project Credit Hours: 6

Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies M.S. - Global Sustainability M.S.

Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies  – 30 Credit Hours
Global Sustainability  – 36 Credit hours

Approved 202108
To hours combined: 66 Credit Hours
Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 60 Credit Hours

The combination of a Master’s in Global Sustainability with a Master’s in Entrepreneurship provides students with a comprehensive understanding of concepts, tools, and skills of sustainability, and students will be able to apply these areas in a problem-solving context. Students shall have the opportunity to focus on the areas of sustainability science, environmental protection, public transportation, sustainable food systems, renewable energy, green technology, biofuels development, material ecology, water resource management.

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
All graduation requirements of the individual majors apply.  All Concurrent Degree Master’s in Global Sustainability and Entrepreneurship students must also complete:

  • ENT 6116  Business Plan Development Credit Hours: 3 
  • ENT 6415  Fundamentals of Venture Capital and Private Equity Credit Hours: 3

Internship/Research Requirement - 6 Credit Hours

All Concurrent Degree Global Sustainability and Entrepreneurship students must complete a six (6) credit hour final project.  Choose one of the following:

  • IDS 6946  Sustainability Internship Credit Hours: 6
  • IDS 6935   Capstone Research Project Credit Hours: 6

French, M.A. - Linguistics: English as a Second Language, M.A.

French (FRE) - 33 Credit Hours
Linguistics: English as a Second Language (ESL) – 36 Credit Hours

To hours combined: 69 Credit Hours
Shared – 9 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 60 Credit Hours

Shared – 9 Credit Hours
The following courses are approved to be shared with both majors:
•    TSL 5371  Methods of Teaching English As A Second Language Credit Hours: 3 (required for Linguistics; elective for French)
•    LIN 5700  Applied Linguistics Credit Hours: 3 (required for Linguistics; elective for French)
•    FRW 5829  An Introduction to Modern French Literary Criticism Credit Hours: 3 (required for French; elective for Linguistics)
 


Health Administration, M.H.A. and Public Health, M.P.H.

Health Administration (MHA)
Public Health (MPH) - Health Policies and Program Concentration

Approved 201101
Total hours combined: 96 Credit Hours
Courses Common to both degrees: 9 Credit Hours

Shared – 9 Credit Hours

The M.H.A./M.P.H. concurrent degree provides a unique opportunity for students who are interested in both health administration and health policy to pursue both interests, recognizing that the health care marketplace has professional opportunities that require both skill sets. For specific information on each degree, refer to that degree program’s listing in the Catalog.

Plan of Study (78 Credit Hours Minimum)

Courses Common to Both Degrees - 9 Credit Hours

•  PHC 6588  History & Systems of Public Health Credit Hours: 1
•  PHC 6756  Population Assessment: Part 1 Credit Hours: 5
•  PHC 6757  Population Assessment: Part 2 Credit Hours: 3

Shared - 9 Credit Hours


Linguistics: English as a Second Language, M.A. – Spanish, M.A.

Linguistics: English as a Second Language (ESL) – 36 Credit Hours
Spanish (SPA) - 36 Credit Hours

To hours combined: 72 Credit Hours
Shared – 9 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 63 Credit Hours

Shared – 9 Credit Hours
TSL 5371  Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language – (required for Linguistics; elective for Spanish): 3
LIN 5700   Applied Linguistics – (required for Linguistics; elective for Spanish): 3
SPW 6806  Introduction to Hispanic Graduate Studies (required for Spanish; elective for Linguistics): 3


Medical Sciences Ph.D. and Medicine M.D.

Medical Sciences (MSG) – 59 Credit Hours Post-Master’s
Medicine (MED) – 369 hours; 4-year professional program

Approved 200608
Total hours combined: 428 Credit Hours

The combined M.D./Ph.D. concurrent degree is designed to provide well-qualified students who are interested in careers in translational medicine with a broad knowledge in the basic biomedical and clinical sciences that is integrated with the advanced experimental training that is critical for their development as productive and versatile researchers.

To meet these objectives, student’s complete courses in both the basic and clinical sciences, participate in patient-care activities and seminars, and receive individual research training in one of the many research concentrations available within the College. Graduate advisory committees counsel the entering students on planning their curriculum and selecting a research mentor. During the first two years, students complete the basic science course work and participation in research rotations that assist in the selection of a dissertation mentor. Following the successful completion of the second year of medical training and the selection of a major professor, a formal dissertation committee is appointed which assists the student in planning the research and course of study, evaluates the student’s progress and supervises the comprehensive examination.

The successful completion of this examination leads to formal admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree. The remainder of this phase of the major emphasizes research and independent study and leads to a written dissertation and its oral defense. Following the completion and defense of their Ph.D. dissertation, students embark on the final two years of their medical training. The major culminates in the award of both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. Departments within the Morsani College of Medicine may have additional requirements that pertain to their respective portions of the training program. Contact the department for information.

Admission
In additional meeting admission requirements for each major, applicants must also meet the following:    
•    Applications must be submitted through AMCAS.  
•    Minimum overall grade-point average of 3.70 out of a possible 4.00 with a minimum grade-point average of 3.70 in the sciences
•    Medical College Admissions Test score of 30 (The MCAT substitutes for the GRE).
•    Additional completed pre-requisites in:
o    Quantitative analysis (1 course)
o    Mathematics including integral and differential calculus


Medicine, M.D. and Law, J.D. (Stetson)

Medicine (MED) – 369 Credit Hours; 4-year professional program
Law

Approved 2007
This is a dual degree with Stetson Law School.  Contact the College of Medicine for information.


Medicine M.D. and Public Health M.P.H.

Medicine (MED) – 369 Credit Hours; 4-year professional program
Public Health (MPH) – 42 Credit hours

To hours combined: 411 Credit Hours
Shared – 9 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 402 Credit Hours

The concurrent M.P.H/M.D. degree provides a unique opportunity for medical students who are interested in blending their field of medicine with the discipline of public health. The students recognize the value of inter-professional education within health as well as the professional opportunities that require dual skill sets.

The two majors review applicants independently and admission to one major in no way guarantees admission into the other major. Medical students must be admitted and in good standing when applying for the M.P.H. degree.  

Shared- 9 Credit Hours
The following courses are approved to be shared with both majors:
Transferred from M.D. degree
BMS 5005      Professions of Health: 2 credits
BMS 6825      Doctoring I: 7 out of 12 credits

Nursing M.S.N. and Public Health M.P.H.

Nursing -Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing Concentration – 49 Credit Hours 
Public Health - Environmental and Occupational Health Concentration – 42 Credit hours

To hours combined: 91 Credit Hours
Shared – 8 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 83 Credit Hours

The College of Nursing and the College of Public Health offer an Interdisciplinary Concurrent Degree. This program provides training to prepare advanced occupational health nurses for practice at diverse work settings, including direct clinical practice and occupational health program development, administration and management. The student concurrently earns two degrees: A Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N. with a Concentration in Adult Gerontology Primary Care (with specialty in Occupational Health Nursing) and a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) with a Concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health. The Program is open to RNs with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. 

Shared – 8 Credit Hours
NGR 6651 Occupational Health Nursing II     Credit Hours: 2

NGR 6803   Research and Evidence-Based Practice1  Credit Hours: 3

NGR 6291L   Health Management of Adults and Older Adults: Special Topics ClinicalCredit Hours: 3

1The required nursing course NGR 6803 (including the requirement for writing assignments focused on occupational health) shall be accepted in lieu of the MPH core course requirement for PHC 6943 Integrative Learning Experience.

2The required nursing concentration course NGR 6291L (including over 90 clock hours of preceptor supervised clinical practicum as an occupational health nurse practitioner) shall be accepted in lieu of the MPH core course requirement of PHC 6949 Applied Practice Experiences.


Pharmaceutical Nanotechnologies M.S. - Pharmacy Pharm.D.

Pharmaceutical Nanotechnologies (PNT) - 32 Credit Hours
Pharmacy (PRY) – 151 Credit hours

To hours combined:  183 Credit Hours
Shared – 9 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 174 Credit Hours

Shared – 9 Credit Hours
The following courses are approved to be shared with both majors:
PHA 6124 Principles of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics  3 Credit Hours
PHA 6148 Nanoformulations and Nanopharmaceuticals   3 Credit Hours
PHA 6185 Drug Discovery and Frontier    3 Credit Hours


Pharmacy, Pharm.D. and Public Health M.P.H.

Pharmacy (PRY) – 151 Credit hours
Public Health (MPH) – 42 Credit Hours

To hours combined:  193 Credit Hours
Shared – 17-23 Credit Hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 170-176 Credit Hours

Shared– 17 Credit Hours
The following courses are approved to be shared with both majors:
PHC 6756   Population Assessment: Part 1 Credit hours: 5
PHC 6757   Population Assessment: Part 2 Credit hours: 3
PHC 6943   Integrated Learning Experience Credit hours: 3
PHC 6949   Applied Practice Experiences Credit hours: 3

Electives 3-9 credit hours

Public Health will accept a minimum of three (3) and maximum of nine (9) hours of additional pharmacy courses as electives.


Public Health, M.P.H. - Social Work, M.S.W.

Public Health (MPH) – 42 Credit Hours
-Maternal and Child Health (PMC) or Behavioral Health (BHH) Concentrations

Social Work (SOK) – 35 Credit hours*

To hours combined: 77 Credit Hours
Shared – 9 hours
Total hours combined after sharing – 68 Credit Hours

Admission
*Students can begin the concurrent degree program only after completing the first 25 credits in the M.S.W. program, including: SOW 6105  , SOW 6305  , SOW 6348  , SOW 6186  , SOW 6235  ,SOW 6534  , SOW 6405 , SOW 6535  and SOW 6931  or if they have a B.S.W. in Social Work and are admitted to Social Work as an Advanced Standing M.S.W. student.

For social work students seeking the concurrent -degree, expanded study in public health encourages a well-balanced macro-micro orientation to clinical practice. Such expansion can provide the social work student with specific skills that result in comprehensive and effective client interventions in health care settings. The fundamental methodological tools of public health, such as biostatistics, epidemiology, and health management and evaluation, further assist the social worker in targeting the needs of individuals and communities. The M.S.W./M.P.H. concurrent -degree option is a two to three-year full-time course of study.


Shared – 9 Credit Hours
9 credit hours of graduate electives