Student: ___________________ ID#: ___________________ Email: ________________ Home #: ___ _ __________

 

Sem/Year Accepted: ___ _ ___ Focus Area: _________________

 

This form is to be completed by the end of the SECOND SEMESTER after admission, with major professor approval. Only typed forms are accepted. The student should upload the signed form into the DrPH Canvas course. Once a dissertation committee is formed, the committee shall meet and approve the plan of study. Each member of the committee should receive a copy of the signed form.

 

 

Please fill out this summary based on the totals determined on the subsequent pages. This is the plan for getting to 90 credits while meeting all USF requirements.

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY

DrPH Degree Requirements

Credits

Required

Credits completed at USF during DrPH

Credits transferred from another degree/non-degree

Credits waived for prior experience

Pre-requisite Courses     ___ Completed

Required Core Courses

43

 

 

 

Focus Area Courses

29

 

 

Elective Courses (only if needed)

--

 

Culminating Requirements

18

 

DEGREE CREDITS

TOTAL

90

Total credits at USF during DrPH:

 

Total credits

transferred:

 

% credits transferred

(divide total by 90):

 

NOTE: The credits for the degree must meet these requirements:

  • Total credits must equal or exceed the 90 total credits required for the degree (total = credits completed during DrPH plus credits transferred from another degree or non-degree program). Pre-requisite courses DO NOT count towards the 90 credit hour degree requirement.
  • With committee approval of required documentation, students may be able to substitute another course for a required course, transfer a course from a prior degree into a focus area or as an elective, and/or waive required courses because of prior experience. This must be noted where relevant in the tables, and documentation must be attached.
    • Credits transferred to USF can be no more than 40% of the 90 total credits required for the degree (i.e., no more than 36 credits).
    • Courses eligible for transfer include those taken for a degree other than the DrPH or as a non-degree student (whether done at USF or not).
    • Transferred courses must be completed with a letter grade of B or better, and s tudent must submit the COPH transfer paperwork to their advisor first, and if approved, submit the USF paperwork to the Graduate School. This is required even if the courses were completed at USF, if they were taken prior to the admitted semester in the DrPH.
    • If courses are waived, they may need to be replaced with electives, unless a sufficient number of credits are transferred to make up for the waived credits. Check the totals above.
  • At least 13 credits must be at the 7000 level excluding dissertation hours. The DrPH required courses fulfill this requirement, but if any 7000 courses are waived, this must be checked.

 


 

 

Pre-Requisite MPH Core Requirements

 

 

Pre-Requisite Courses *

School

Course Name

Course #

Credit

Sem/Yr

Grade

Waived** for prior experience.

Notes:

PHC 6410 Social and Behavioral Sciences Applied to Health or equivalent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 6000 Epidemiology or equivalent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 6050 Biostatistics 1 or equivalent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 6102 Principles of Health Policy and Management  or equivalent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 6357 Environmental and Occupational Health or equivalent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Pre-requisite courses must be completed prior to DrPH courses and DO NOT count towards the 90 credit hour degree requirement. Students must earn a minimum of a C grade.

**If waiving any courses due to prior experience, please note here and attach supporting documentation.

 

 

Required DrPH Core Courses

 

Cluster 1: LEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Domain: Advocacy

Credit Req.

Completed/substituted* at USF during DrPH

Transferred* from another degree

Waived* for prior experience

Course #

Credit

Sem/Yr

Grade

School

Course #

Credit

Sem/Yr

Grade

Notes

PHC 6120 Community Partnerships and Advocacy

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 7932 Practical Applications I: Policy, Advocacy, and PH

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advocacy Total

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domain: Leadership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 7103 Transforming Public Health Practice

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 7149 Practical Applications II: Public Health Leadership

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership Total

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domain: Communication

Credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 7934 Writing for Scholarly Publication

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 7937 Advanced Seminar in Grant Writing

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 7935 or 7317 Risk Communication in Public Health

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communication Total

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domain: Community/cultural Orientation

Credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 6462 Cultural Competency in Public Health Practice

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 6411 Introduction to Social Marketing for Public Health

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community/Cultural Orientation Total

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT          TOTAL

22

Credits during DrPH:

 

 

Credits

transferred:

 

 

Credits waived:

 

*If substituting another USF course, transferring courses from a prior degree, and/or waiving required courses due to prior experience, please fill in appropriate section and attach supporting documentation. Transferred courses must be completed with a letter grade of B or better.

 

 

 

Cluster 2: MANAGEMENT AND ETHICS

Domain: Management

Credit Req.

Completed/substituted* at USF during DrPH

Transferred* from another degree

Waived* for prior experience

Course #

Credit

Sem/Yr

Grade

School

Course #

Credit

Sem/Yr

Grade

Notes

PHC 6104 Management of Public Health Programs (or)

PHC 6146 Health Services Planning and Evaluation (or)

PHC 6148 Strategic Planning & Healthcare Marketing

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 6181 Organizational Behavior in Health Services

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management Total

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domain: Professionalism and Ethics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 6412 Health Disparities, Diversity & Cultural Comp (or)

PHC 6442 Global Health Applications in the Field

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 6421 Public Health Law & Ethics

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professionalism and Ethics Total

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANAGEMENT AND ETHICS

TOTAL

12

Credits during DrPH:

 

 

Credits

transferred:

 

 

Credits waived:

 

*If substituting another USF course, transferring courses from a prior degree, and/or waiving required courses due to prior experience, please fill in appropriate section and attach supporting documentation. Transferred courses must be completed with a letter grade of B or better.

 

 

 

Cluster 3: EVIDENCE-INFORMED PUBLIC HEALTH

Domain: Critical Analysis

Credit Req.

Completed/substituted* at USF during DrPH

Transferred* from another degree

Waived* for prior experience

Course #

Credit

Sem/Yr

Grade

School

Course #

Credit

Sem/Yr

Grade

Notes

PHC 6063 PH Data, Information and Decision-Making (or)

PHC 6761 Global Health Assessment Strategies 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 7154 Evidence-Informed Public Health: Part I

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 7156 Evidence-Informed Public Health: Part II

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Critical Analysis Total

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVIDENCE-INFORMED PUBLIC HEALTH

TOTAL

9

Credits during DrPH:

 

 

Credits

transferred:

 

 

Credits waived:

 

CORE COURSES

TOTAL

43

Total credits during DrPH:

 

 

Total credits

transferred:

 

 

Total credits waived:

 

*If substituting another USF course, transferring courses from a prior degree, and/or waiving required courses due to prior experience, please fill in appropriate section and attach supporting documentation. Transferred courses must be completed with a letter grade of B or better.

 


 

 

FOCUS AREA COURSES

Focus Area Courses

29 credit hours (approximately 10 courses)

Credit Req.

Completed at USF during DrPH

Transferred* from another degree

Course #

Credit

Sem/Yr

Grade

School

Course #

Credit

Sem/Yr

Grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOCUS AREA

TOTAL

29

Credits during DrPH:

 

 

Credits

transferred:

 

 

*If transferring courses from a prior degree, please fill in appropriate section and attach supporting documentation. Transferred courses must be completed with a letter grade of B or better.

 

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

Elective Courses

None are required (these are needed only if required courses are waived without sufficient transfer courses)

 

Completed at USF during DrPH

Course #

Credit

Sem/Yr

Grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTIVES

TOTAL

 

Credits during DrPH:

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

CULMINATING REQUIREMENTS

Culminating Requirements

 

Credit

Completed at USF during DrPH*

Credit

Sem/Yr

Grade

Qualifying Exam

--

--

 

--

PHC 7908 Practice-Based Field Study

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHC 7980 Practice-Based Dissertation

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CULMINATING

TOTAL

18

Credits during DrPH:

18

 

*Students must be enrolled for a minimum of two credits in the semester they are taking the qualifying exam and in the semester they are graduating.

 

 

 

 

Plan of Study Approval Signatures

Major Advisor(s) and Student:

 

 

Major Advisor Name                      Signature Date

 

 

 

Co-Major Advisor Name (if applicable) Signature Date

 

 

 

Student Name Signature Date

 

 

Doctoral Committee Members (after committee is formed):

 

 

Name ( please print ) Signature Date

 

 

Name ( please print ) Signature Date

 

 

Name ( please print ) Signature Date

 

 

Name ( please print ) Signature Date