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Important Catalog Information

Due to the planned consolidation during the summer of 2020, of the University of South Florida, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, into a single university with a fully aligned and integrated curriculum and a single set of academic policies and procedures, any undergraduate or graduate student who matriculates at one of the three USF institutions on or after May 18, 2020, will adhere to the curricula, policies, and procedures described in the 2020-21 USF undergraduate or graduate catalog, respectively.


Concentration: Behavioral Health (Code: BHH)
Delivery: Traditional

The MPH in the Behavioral Health Concentration is offered jointly with the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. The primary focus of the Behavioral Health Concentration is the study of alcohol, drug abuse, and mental disorders from a population or public health perspective. As a MPH student with in the Behavioral Health Concentration, you will examine the organization, financing, services delivery, and outcomes of behavioral health services in addition to becoming well-versed on the topics of children's mental health, translational research and implementation sciences, epidemiology of mental disorders, and co-occurring mental and physical disorders and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. You will also study the planning, evaluation and accountability of mental health and substance abuse services. Graduates will be prepared to work in alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health organizations.

Program of Study

If you have questions on your program, please contact your Academic Advisor.

If you are a current student, you may access your Degree Works planner (you may also access Degree Works from my.usf.edu or OASIS. You may view your current progress in Archivum at usf.appiancloud.com/. (See Archivum instructions.) 

If you are not a current student, or want to view program requirements from a different catalog year please use these sources: 

There may be circumstances in which a student may need to change their catalog year. This must be initiated through a discussion with your academic advisor. Details regarding USF policy on changing catalog year can be found at https://catalog.usf.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=1375#students-major-degree-requirements


Current Competencies (beginning fall 2017)

MPH Competencies
Behavioral Health Competencies

 Previous Competencies

2011-2016 Competencies

Graduate Advising

Please refer to the full list of graduate advisors available on the MPH Graduate Advising page.


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