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.
Program of Study
The USF Tampa Graduate Catalog, including college and program requirements, and program and course descriptions, is available on the web at www.grad.usf.edu/catalog.php. Each Catalog is published and in effect for the academic term(s) noted on the title page.
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 http://catalog.usf.edu/content.php?catoid=9&navoid=987#graduate-catalog.