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    Sep 20, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, M.P.H.


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Degree Information

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

Minimum Total Hours: 42
Level: Masters
CIP Code: 51.2201
Dept Code: DEA (PUH as of Spring 2020)
(Major/College): MPH/PH
Approved: 1981

Concentrations:

Applied Biostatistics (ABT)
Behavioral Health (BHH)
Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)
Epidemiology (EPY)
Epidemiology (Online) (EPO)
Epidemiology and Global Communicable Disease(EGD)
Epidemiology and Global Health (EGH)
Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health (EMC)
Global Communicable Disease (TCD)
Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Relief and Homeland Security (GHH)
Global Health Practice (GLO)
Health Care Organizations and Management (HCO)
Health Policies and Programs (HPP)
Health, Safety and Environment (HLE)
Infection Control (IFC)
Maternal and Child Health (PMC)
Nutrition and Dietetics (NUD)
Public Health Education (PHN)
Public Health Practice (PHP)
Social Marketing (SOM)
 
Also offered as an Accelerated Major
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 requirements (see Graduate Admissions ) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

All applicants must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or have taken an equivalent admissions examination within the five years preceding application and must meet the following criteria.

  • GRE or equivalent (GMAT, MCAT, DATE, or PCAT) required.  LSAT is not accepted in lieu of the GRE.  GRE scores will be compared to the applicant pool and national GRE norms.

 

  • Applicants who have a terminal degrees such as the PhD, ScD or EdD, and those with advanced professional degrees (MD, DDS, DO, DVM, JD, PharmD, DPT) from accredited institutions and who are individually licensed in the United States in their profession may request to waive the GRE (https://usfhealth.box.com/s/ievl84vasytoc20u3s9xsw59r44fdiyk). The GRE waiver is not automatic and must be approved by the College of Public Health.
  • Applicants admitted to the M.H.A. or M.P.H. who have a score on the GRE Verbal or Analytical Writing test which is below the 40th percentile may be required to take REA 2105–Critical Reading and Writing–or an equivalent English composition course, during the first semester of enrollment, with a grade of “B” or better in the course.

Meeting of these criteria per se shall not be the only basis for admission.

Curriculum Requirements


Total Minimum Hours: 42 credit hours minimum

Core - 18 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.

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


Students select from one of the following concentrations:

Applied Biostatistics (ABT) (12 Concentration Credit Hours)


Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) (12 Concentration Credit Hours)


Epidemiology (EPY) (15 Concentration Credit Hours)


Epidemiology (ONLINE) (EPO) (15 Concentration Credit Hours)


Epidemiology and Global Communicable Disease (EGD) (12 Concentration Credit Hours)


Epidemiology and Global Health (EGH) (17 Concentration Credit Hours)


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


Global Communicable Disease (TCD) (9 Concentration Credit Hours)


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


Global Health Practice (GLO) (15 Concentration Credit Hours)


Health Care Organizations and Management (HCO) (15 Concentration Credit Hours)


Health Policies and Programs (HPP) (15 Concentration Credit Hours)


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

Accelerated Major


Also available as an Accelerated Majors  

Concurrent Degree


Also available as a Concurrent Degrees  

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