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Concentration: Global Communicable Disease (TCD)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health
Delivery: Traditional

Graduates of the doctoral program will be qualified to conduct fundamental and applied research in identification, evaluation and prevention of tropical and communicable diseases. The global communicable disease (GCD) PhD program encompasses a wide variety of research interests. Faculty research areas—and research areas available for PhD research and training—include genomics, molecular parasitology and infectious disease ecology. Please review faculty web pages for an overview of faculty research interests.

Program of Study

You should complete your program of study electronically using Archivum at (See Archivum instructions)

 2020/212019/202018/192017/18 2016/172015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
Program of Study by Year


Catalog Info by Year

COPH Catalog

COPH Catalog

COPH Catalog

COPH Catalog

COPH Catalog

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.

 USF Guidelines on Choosing a Program of Study

The USF Tampa Graduate Catalog, including college and program requirements, and program and course descriptions, is available on the web at 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

Current Competencies (beginning fall 2017)

PhD Competencies 
Global Communicable Disease Competencies

 Previous Competencies

2011 - 2016 Competencies   


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