Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

College of Public Health

University of South Florida
College of Public Health
13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd MDC56
Tampa, FL 33612

Web address: https://health.usf.edu/publichealth
Email: cophinfo@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-6505
Fax: 813-974-8121

College Dean: Donna Petersen, Sc.D., M.H.S., CPH
Vice Dean: Tricia Penniecook, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Dean: Janice Zgibor, RPh, Ph.D., CPH, FACE


The College is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), http://ceph.org/. The M.H.A. and concurrent M.H.A/M.P.H are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), https://www.cahme.org/. For the Concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics in the M.P.H degree the USF Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/accredited-programs/accredited-programs-directory. The Concentration in Genetic Counseling in the M.S.P.H. degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), http://www.gceducation.org/.

College Requirements

Attendance Policy

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 ensure that the registration status reflects the drop by the end of the drop/add period. For more information see: Mandatory Attendance policy in Academic Policies  

Graduate Assistantships

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. For more information see Assistantship Policy in Academic Policies Section  

Programs may be viewed on the Programs by College  page.