Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2020-2021 Graduate Catalog Program: Public Health, M.P.H.

Public Health, M.P.H.

Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors

Concentrations:

  • Applied Biostatistics
  • Behavioral Health
  • Epidemiology and Global Communicable Disease
  • Epidemiology and Global Health
  • Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Communicable Disease
  • Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Relief and Homeland Security
  • Global Health Practice
  • Health Care Organizations and Management
  • Health Policies and Programs
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Infection Control
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health Education
  • Public Health Practice Program
  • Social Marketing
 
Also offered as a Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway
Also offered as a Concurrent Degree

Contact Information

College: Public Health

Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors


Accreditation:
The College is accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health. 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.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements, as well as requirements for admission to the major as listed below.  Meeting of these criteria per se shall not be the only basis for admission.

  • Complete both a SOPHAS application and a USF Graduate Studies Application and pay the applicable fee for each (applicants will receive a request for the $30 fee once the SOPHAS application enters the USF application system)
  • Transcripts
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • At least two formal Letters of Recommendation

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 42 credit hours minimum

  • Core - 12 credit hours
  • Additional Required Courses - 6 credit hours
  • Concentration - 9 credit hours minimum (varies with each concentration)
  • Electives - 9 credit hours minimum (varies with each concentration)
  • Comprehensive Exam

Students must complete the Major core requirements and then the requirements as specified for the Concentration. Concentration hour requirements vary, so in some instances, students will graduate with more than the 42-hour minimum required for the major. The minimum hours required for the major and concentration must be satisfied for degree completion.

Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6588 History and 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
PHC 6145 Translation to Public Health Practice Credit Hours: 3

Additional Required Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6949 Applied Practice Experiences Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6943 Integrated Learning Experience Credit Hours: 3

Concentration Requirements (9 credit hours minimum)(varies with each concentration)

Students select from one of the following concentrations:

Applied Biostatistics (12 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6053 Categorical Data Analysis Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6051 Biostatistics II Credit Hours: 3
HSC 6055 Survival Analysis Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6020 Clinical Trials: Design, Conduct, and Analysis Credit Hours: 3

Behavioral Health (15 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
MHS 7740 Survey Course in Planning, Evaluation and Accountability Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6546 Epidemiology of Mental Disorders Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6543 Foundations in Behavioral Health Systems Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6708 Evaluation and Research Methods in Community Health Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6035 Comorbidity of Mental and Physical Disorders Credit Hours: 3

Environmental and Occupational Health (12 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6300 Principles of Environmental Health Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6310 Environmental Occupational Toxicology Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6353 Environmental and Occupational Health Risk Assessment Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6423 Environmental and Occupational Health Law Credit Hours: 3

Epidemiology (15 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6051 Biostatistics II Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6010 Epidemiology Methods I Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6011 Epidemiology Methods II Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6701 Computer Applications for Public Health Researchers Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6053 Categorical Data Analysis Credit Hours: 3

Epidemiology and Global Communicable Disease (12 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6516 Tropical Diseases Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6514 Infectious Disease Control in Developing Countries Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6511 Public Health Immunology Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6010 Epidemiology Methods I Credit Hours: 3

Epidemiology and Global Health (17 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6764 Global Health Principles and Contemporary Issues Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6761 Global Health Assessment Strategies Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6106 Global Health Program Development and Administration Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6442 Global Health Applications in the Field Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6945 Supervised Field Experience (2 credits for this program) Credit Hours: 1-12
PHC 6010 Epidemiology Methods I Credit Hours: 3

Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health (12 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6530 Issues and Concepts in Maternal and Child Health Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6537 Case Studies in MCH Programs, Policies and Research Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6197 Secondary Data Analysis in Maternal and Child Health Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6010 Epidemiology Methods I Credit Hours: 3

Global Communicable Disease (9 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6516 Tropical Diseases Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6514 Infectious Disease Control in Developing Countries Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6511 Public Health Immunology Credit Hours: 3

Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Relief and Homeland Security (9 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6183 Overview of United States and International Emergency/Disaster Management Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6230 Foundations of Humanitarian Assistance Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6254 Public Health Implications and Concerns in Homeland Security Credit Hours: 3

Global Health Practice (15 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6764 Global Health Principles and Contemporary Issues Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6761 Global Health Assessment Strategies Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6106 Global Health Program Development and Administration Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6442 Global Health Applications in the Field Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6945 Supervised Field Experience (3 credits for this program) Credit Hours: 1-12

Health Care Organizations and Management (15 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6151 Health Policy and Politics Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6180 Health Services Management Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6430 Health Economics I Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6160 Health Care Financial Management Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6181 Organizational Behavior in Health Services Credit Hours: 3

Health Policies and Programs (15 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6151 Health Policy and Politics Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6430 Health Economics I Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6760 Research Methods in Public Health Programs Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6421 Public Health Law and Ethics Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6063 Public Health Data, Information and Decision Making Credit Hours: 3

Health, Safety and Environment (15 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6307 Principles of Exposure Assessment & Control Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6300 Principles of Environmental Health Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6325 Environmental Laboratory Principles Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6345 HSE Management & Administration Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6326 Global Issues in Environmental Health Credit Hours: 3

Infection Control (15 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6251 Disease Surveillance and Monitoring Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6562 Microbiology for Healthcare Workers Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6517 Infectious Disease Prevention Strategies Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6314 Infection Control Program Design Credit Hours: 3

Pick one of the following two:

PHC 6186 Public Health Emergencies in Large Populations (PHLEP) Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6002 Infectious Disease Epidemiology Credit Hours: 3

Maternal and Child Health (15 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6530 Issues and Concepts in Maternal and Child Health Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6537 Case Studies in MCH Programs, Policies and Research Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6197 Secondary Data Analysis in Maternal and Child Health Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6505 Program Planning in Community Health Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6708 Evaluation and Research Methods in Community Health Credit Hours: 3

Nutrition and Dietetics (15 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
DIE 6127 Principles of Leadership and Management of Food and Nutrition Credit Hours: 2
DIE 6248 Advanced Clinical Nutrition Credit Hours: 3
HUN 5265 Methods of Nutritional Assessment Credit Hours: 1
PHC 6521 Public Health Nutrition Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6522 Nutrition in Health and Disease Credit Hours: 3
HUN 6804 Nutrition and Dietetics Research Credit Hours: 3

Public Health Education (17 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
HSC 5036 Professional Foundations of Health Education Credit Hours: 1
PHC 6500 Theoretical and Behavioral Basis for Health Education Credit Hours: 4
PHC 6505 Program Planning in Community Health Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6507 Health Education Intervention Methods Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6412 Health Disparities and Social Determinants Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6708 Evaluation and Research Methods in Community Health Credit Hours: 3

Public Health Practice (15 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6063 Public Health Data, Information and Decision Making Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6421 Public Health Law and Ethics Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6104 Management of Public Health Programs Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6146 Health Services Planning and Evaluation Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6147 Managing Quality in Health Care Credit Hours: 3

Social Marketing (12 Concentration Credit Hours)

Course NameCredit Hours:Term TakenGrade
PHC 6411 Introduction to Social Marketing for Public Health Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6705 Formative Research Methods in Social Marketing Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6460 Social Marketing Program Management Credit Hours: 3
PHC 6461 Advanced Social Marketing Credit Hours: 3

Electives (9 credit hours minimum)(varies with each concentration)

All students must complete a minimum of nine credit hours of graduate electives.  Students in the following concentrations must complete additional elective hours as noted:

 6 additional hours - Applied Biostatistics (ABT)
 3 additional hours - Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)
13 additional hours - Epidemiology and Global Communicable Disease (EGD)
10 additional hours - Epidemiology and Global Health (EGH)
13 additional hours - Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health (EMC)
 6 additional hours - Global Communicable Disease (TCD)
 6 additional hours - Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Relief and Homeland Security (GHH)
 3 additional hours - Social Marketing (SOM)

All elective hours must be approved by a faculty mentor.

Additional electives, if required, - 3 hours minimum (varies by concentration)

Comprehensive Exam

Passing the CPH exam is a requirement for graduation by all MPH students. Students must be enrolled for two credits the term taking the exam.

  • 1st attempt the college of Public Health will pay funds permitting
  • 2nd attempt student pays
  • 3rd attempt is an oral exam given by the College of Public Health

Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway

Also available as a Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway 

Concurrent Degree

Also available as a Concurrent Degree 

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