PH - Programs
University of South Florida
College of Public Health
13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd MDC56
Tampa, FL 33612
Web address: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/index.htm
College Dean: Donna Petersen, Sc.D., M.H.S., CPH
Vice Dean: Tricia Penniecook, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Dean: Kay Perrin, Ph.D., M.P.H., CPH
The College is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and the concentration of Occupational Exposure Science (Industrial Hygiene) in the M.S.P.H. degree is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The M.H.A. and concurrent M.H.A/M.P.H are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. For the concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics in the M.P.H degree the USF Dietetic Internship has been granted Candidacy Status for Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/acend. The concentration in Genetic Counseling in the M.S.P.H. degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling.
All Instructors teaching undergraduate and graduate courses are required to take attendance on the first day of class and to drop students who do not attend the first day of class. Students who experience extenuating circumstances that are beyond their control and who are unable to attend a first class meeting must notify the instructor or the department prior to the first class meeting to request waiver of the first class attendance requirement. Although Instructors are authorized to affect the drop, students are fundamentally responsible for knowing their registration status, and the student must insure that his/her registration status reflects the drop by the end of the drop/add period.
Graduate assistants may perform research, teaching functions, assist in the production of seminars and workshops, or other work related to their specific disciplines. Graduate assistants are paid a biweekly stipend and may qualify to receive in-state tuition waivers. Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis. Students must have a GPA of 3.00 or better in their upper division coursework, must be degree-seeking and enrolled full time.