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: Genomics (Code: GEO)
The MSPH concentration in Genomics is designed for students who seek an individualized, research-oriented program. This concentration provides an intense research and technical program of study for science-oriented students with an interest in genomics. Individualized courses of study are determined for students with the cooperation of an advisory committee, which allows students to receive specialized training in a broad variety of genomics related topics that intersect with public health. This concentration focuses on preparing students to fulfill leadership and research roles that incorporate genomic technologies into research and practice settings in order to improve health and healthcare. Several course offerings and areas of emphasis allow for flexibility in tailoring a program that meets each students' needs. The MSPH culminates with an independent thesis requirement which requires a substantial time commitment on the part of the student. The thesis work involves extensive one on one interaction between the student, their thesis advisor and their thesis committee. Preference for admission is given to students with a background or demonstrated skills in the biological sciences and a clear vision related to their educational and career goals.
Program of Study
Note: You may choose a program of study that corresponds to the academic year of your admission or any year thereafter. Please see the guidelines below.
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.