May 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Public Health, M.P.H.


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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:

 


Accreditation:
The College is accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health. For the M.P.H. in Public Health Concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics, the USF Dietetic Internship is accredited 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.

Additional Required Courses (6 Credit Hours)


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


Students select from one of the following concentrations:

Applied Biostatistics (12 Concentration Credit Hours)


Epidemiology (15 Concentration Credit Hours)


Epidemiology and Global Communicable Disease (12 Concentration Credit Hours)


Epidemiology and Global Health (17 Concentration Credit Hours)


Global Communicable Disease (9 Concentration Credit Hours)


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


Global Health Practice (15 Concentration Credit Hours)


Health Care Organizations and Management (15 Concentration Credit Hours)


Health Policies and Programs (15 Concentration Credit Hours)


Nutrition and Dietetics (15 Concentration Credit Hours)


Prerequisite - Students pursuing this Concentration must possess the required documentation (Verification Statement of Completion or Declaration of Intent to Complete from an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD); or Registered Dietitian (RD or RDN) credential and two years’ experience).   

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 Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration with little or no professional experience (dietetic interns) must take six (6) hours of PHC 6945 Field Experience and three (3) hours of elective coursework.  Students with two years of work as a registered dietitian must take a minimum of nine (9) hours of elective coursework.

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 - Global Health Practice (GLO)
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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