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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (CAB)
with a Concentration in Developmental Disabilities (ABDD)

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Master of Science (M.S.)
CIP Code: 44.0000
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (BC)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 39
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 0

Contact Information:
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
Child & Family Studies Department (CFS)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue MHC2330
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Bruce Levin
Phone: 813-974-6400
Email: levin@usf.edu

Website: http://cabh.cbcs.usf.edu/


Faculty Search: Behavioral and Community Sciences Faculty List


Major Information

The MS in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (CABH) is offered by the Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS), College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (CBCS). This major will prepare students for careers in public and non-profit mental health, alcohol, drug abuse, youth behavioral health, developmental disabilities, and early childhood programs.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: ---

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • A bachelor's and/or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution
  • GRE required with a preferred Verbal score in 58th percentile and Quantitative score in 18th percentile for applicants interested in the thesis option.
  • A 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credits of major
  • Submission of transcripts
  • Letters of reference (3)
  • One page statement of goals/career objectives and proposed concentration of interest
  • Complete a background check prior to Field Experience placements

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

Total Minimum Hours: 39 credit hours

Program Core - 12 credit hours
MHS 6074 - Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health - 3 hours
PHC 6240 - Cultural Competency in Children's Mental Health - 3 hours
MHS 6099 - Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Policy - 3 hours
PHC 6708 - Evaluation and Research Methods in Community Health - 3 hours

Concentrations - 12-15 credit hours
Students select from the following concentration options:

Developmental Disabilities (ABDD) - 15 hours
MHS 6095 - Family-Centered Interdisciplinary Care - 3 hours
MHS 6410 - Intensive Individualized Positive Behavior Support - 3 hours
MHS 6066 - Systems, Services and Supports for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities - 3 hours
MHS 6065 - Issues and Trends in Developmental Disabilities - 3 hours
MHS 6796 - Single Subject Design -OR- MHS 6942- Practicum in Evidence Based Practice - 3 hours

Leadership (ABLC) - 12 hours
MHS 6100- Applied Leadership in Children's Behavioral Health - 3 hours
MHS 6097- Financing in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health - 3 hours
MHS 6096- Program Development and Implementation in Children's Mental Health - 3 hours
MHS 7740- Survey Course in Planning, Evaluation, and Accountability - 3 hours

Translational Research and Evaluation (ABTR) - 12 hours
PHC 6728- Translational Research Methods in Adolescent Behavioral Health - 3 hours
PHC 6729- Advanced Research Education in Adolescent Behavioral Health - 3 hours
MHS 7746- Statistical Applications in Adolescent Behavioral Health - 3 hours
PHC 6539- Foundations in Adolescent Behavioral Health - 3 hours

Youth & Behavioral Health (ABYB) - 12 hours
MHS 6095- Family-Centered Interdisciplinary Care - 3 hours
RCS 5450- Fundamentals of Substance Abuse - 3 hours
PHC 6542- Epidemiology of Mental Disorders - 3 hours
MHS 6096- Program Development & Implementation in CABH - 3 hours

Electives - 6-9 credit hours
Elective courses vary by concentration (Six hours are required for Developmental Disabilities; nine are required for the other Concentrations)

Comprehensive Examination
Students will sit for the comprehensive exam in the semester in which they complete all core courses and required concentration courses.

Thesis/Non Thesis - 6 credit hours minimum
MHS 6972 - Thesis in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health - 6 hours
     or
MHS 6941 - Applied Field Experience Seminar- 6 hours


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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Financial Assistance


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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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