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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: Global Communicable Disease (Code: TCD)
Delivery: Traditional

The global communicable disease concentration provides an opportunity for science-oriented students with an interest in communicable diseases to receive specialized training in the recognition, identification, diagnosis, surveillance, control, and prevention of public health problems related to communicable diseases throughout the world, with particular emphasis on the problems of Florida and underdeveloped nations. Students graduating from the concentration will receive training within five core domains which are central to the study of global communicable disease: 1) Tropical and Emerging Infections, 2) Microbiology, 3) Immunology and Genetics, 4) Public Health Interventions and Disease Control and 5) Applied Global Communicable Disease. In addition to the MPH Core Courses, students will be required to take a minimum of one course from within each domain. Students will then work with their faculty advisor to select a more narrow focus for elective courses offerings. It is anticipated that students will take all of the courses within their specific domain of interest.

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
Global Communicable Disease 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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