College of Public Health Guidebooks
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: Genetic Counseling (Code: GTC)
The University of South Florida (USF) is proud to offer the first and only accredited Genetic Counseling Graduate Program in the state of Florida. Our concentration includes a unique combination of training in medical genetics/genomics, public health, and communication and counseling skills. Students of this concentration will gain the technical knowledge and clinical skills needed to compete in the rapidly growing field of genetic counseling and the emerging field of precision medicine. The concentration is a comprehensive, 22-month, full-time program that consists of didactic and skill-based course work, multiple clinical rotations and field experiences beginning in the first semester, independent learning opportunities, and a thesis research requirement. Upon successful completion of the concentration, students will receive a Master’s of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Genetic Counseling (MSPH-GTC) and will be eligible to sit for the national board certification exam that is administered by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).
Note: This concentration is also part of the Genomics Program.
Master's Progression Policy
Review the progression policy for the MPH, MHA and MSPH.
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:
- 2020/21 USF catalog MSPH planner or COPH catalog section
- 2019/20 USF catalog MSPH planner or COPH catalog section
- Any prior year please view the USF Graduate Catalog Archives
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 2019)
Please refer to the full list of graduate advisors available on the MSPH Graduate Advising page.