Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
- Community and Family Health
- Environmental and Occupational Health
- Global Communicable Disease
- Health Services Research
Also offered as a Concurrent Degree
College: Public Health
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The base of knowledge for public health comes from a variety of disciplines, ranging from social sciences to biological sciences and business, brought together by a commitment to improve the public’s health. Thus, the field of public health is broad and is open to students from diverse academic disciplines including Health Sciences, Education, Engineering, Business, Communications, Mathematics, Social and Natural Sciences. Graduates are prepared for interdisciplinary focused public health professional careers as administrators, managers, educators, researchers, and direct service providers.
The College accommodates the working professional as well as the full-time student by offering late afternoon and evening classes, online course delivery, partnerships with international schools to expand options, a variety of graduate certificates, and a professional M.P.H. for experienced Health Care professionals.
The College is accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health.
Major Research Areas:
Faculty major research areas are listed at: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/index.htm
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements, as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below. Applicants to the doctoral major in Public Health must meet the following minimum criteria in order to be considered for admission. However, the 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 system).
Resume or curriculum vitae
At least two formal Letters of Recommendation.
Evidence of written/analytical skills to the College of Public Health which will take two-forms:
A graduate level term paper, thesis, or research paper of which the student is the sole author, publication on which the student is the first author; and
A detailed personal statement of less than five pages that describes why the applicant wishes to obtain a Ph.D. degree in Public Health.