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Concentration: Health Services Research (HPM)
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health
Delivery: Traditional

The PhD concentration in Health Services Research (HPM) prepares students for research careers in both academic and non-academic organizations.  Program of study is tailored to the interests and backgrounds of individual students.  All students who complete the HPM doctoral degree concentration must demonstrate proficiency in defined substantive areas and must develop stated competencies. 

Program of Study

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

 2020/212019/202018/192017/18 2016/172015/162014/152013/142012/13

Program of Study by Year

Catalog Info by Year

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
Health Services Research Competencies

 Previous Competencies

2011 - 2016 Competencies


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