College of Public Health Guidebooks

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The Master of Public Health (MPH) is the primary professional degree in public health. The degree provides a set of skills and principles essential for students who intend to apply their training in a professional setting, provides leadership in a specific health specialty to improve and protect the health and well-being of populations. All MPH students complete coursework designed to prepare public health professionals to actively and effectively contribute to population-based, culturally appropriate, and innovative approaches concerning current and emerging public health problems.  

In addition to the graduate degree requirements as specified in the Graduate Catalog, each student should have a written, flexible program of study that includes the student's choice of Catalog year, choice of concentration, cognate, or other options available in the degree, and a tentative identification of other appropriate choices available to the student in the degree, which may (but does not need to) include specific courses. A program of study is not a guarantee that specific courses will be available in a specific semester or that statutory and regulatory requirements will not change during the student's enrollment in the degree. As required or appropriate, the program of study should be revisited and modified by the student and the student's advisor/major professor(s).

(Also see the USF Graduate Catalog, Public Health MPH section)

 MPH Competencies

Current Competencies (beginning fall 2017)

2011 - 2016 Competencies


MPH Concentrations

The links for each concentration and its program of study are below. Note: “online” indicates the concentration is offered online, "traditional" indicates the concentration is offered on-campus, and "terminated" indicates the program is no longer offered by USF. The Combined Concentration image notes combined concentrations. 

Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Relief, and Homeland Security                                                                                                
Health, Safety and Environment                                                                             
Infection Control                                                                                                   
Nutrition and Dietetics                                                                                          
Public Health Practice                                                                                            
Social Marketing                                                                                                    

Applied Biostatistics                                                                                              
Behavioral Health                                                                                                  
Environmental and Occupational Health                                                                
Epidemiology and Global Communicable Disease Combined Concentration                                          
Epidemiology and Global Health Combined Concentration                                                                     
Epidemiology and Maternal & Child Health Combined Concentration                                                     
Global Communicable Disease                                                                               
Global Health Practice                                                                                           
Health Care Organizations and Management                                                         
Health Policies and Programs                                                                                
Maternal and Child Health                                                                                     
Public Health Education                                                                                         

Biostatistics (terminated fall 2018)                                                                         
Environmental Health (terminated fall 2018)   
Epidemiology Online (merged with 'Epidemiology' summer 2020)                                                       
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Combined Concentration (terminated fall 2018)                                      
Occupational Health (terminated fall 2018)                                                           
Occupational Health for Nurses (terminated fall 2018)                                           
Occupational Medicine Residency (terminated fall 2018)                                       
Occupational Safety (terminated fall 2018)                                                            
Public Health Administration (terminated fall 2018)                                               
Socio-Health Sciences (terminated fall 2018)                                                         
Toxicology and Risk Assessment (terminated fall 2018)

Master's Progression Policy

Review the progression policy for the MPH, MHA and MSPH.

Please send feedback on the MPH Guidebook.

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