Total Minimum Hours: 42 credit hours minimum
Core 12 credit hours
Concentration/Electives - 26 credit hours minimum (varies with each concentration)
Field Experience 1 credit hour minimum (varies with each each concentration)
Special Project -3 credit hours
Students must complete the Program core requirements and then the requirements as specified for the Concentration.
Program Core Courses 12 hours
PHC 6588History & Systems of Public Health (1)
PHC 6756 Population Assessment: Part 1 (5)
PHC 6757 Population Assessment: Part 2 (3)
PHC 6140 Translation to Public Health Practice (3)
Students select from one of the concentrations listed on the following pages. The Concentration section includes required electives and Field Experience information.
Students select from suggested electives listed with each Concentration on the following pages.
PHC 6945 Supervised Field Experience (up to 12 credits) 1 hr min
During 2nd semester meet with advisor and beginplanning field experience. Seehttp://health.usf.edu/publichealth/academicaffairs/fe/
PHC 6977 Special Project (3)
- Passing the CPH exam is a requirement for graduation by all MPH students. Students must be enrolled for two credits the term taking the exam.1st attempt the college of Public Health will pay funds permitting
- 2nd attempt student pays
- 3rd attempt is an oral exam given by the college of Public Health
FOOD SAFETY (FOS)
Offered from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Public health professionals play a pivotal role in preventing foodborne disease. As such, they require unique skills in food safety risk management. Their role will become increasingly important as the worlds population steadily climbs to an estimated 9.6 billion by 2050, and as food supply chain becomes highly global. Students in the MPH program will gain a broad prospective in the public health sciences and technical experience in food safety emphasizing competencies in understanding foodborne hazards, controlling these through science-based food safety risk assessment and management, and developing effective food safety public health policies. Advance degree graduates with experience in both food safety and public health will be effective leaders for food companies, government agencies, and NGOs.
Concentration Admission Information
In addition to the Program Admission requirements, applicants must have the following:
- Suggested/preferred undergraduate majors: biological or chemical science.
- Prerequisite undergraduate courses: None required. Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets preferred.
- Work experience: None required.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.0
- International applicants from non-English-speaking countries must provide a minimum TOEFL score of 213 (computer-based test) or 550 (written test), taken within 2 years of the desired term of entry.
Total Program requirements with this concentration - 42 hours minimum
In addition to the 15 hours required for the Program (Core, Special Project, and Comp Exam), this Concentration requires:
Concentration Course Requirements 12 credit hours
Electives 13 credit hours
Field Experience 2 credit hours minimum
Concentration Course Requirements - 12 hours minimum
PHC 6522 (3) Nutrition in Health and Disease
PHC 6520 (3) Foodborne Diseases
PHC 6515 (3) Food Safety
PHC 6353 (3) Environ. Toxicology and Risk Assessment
Electives - 13 hours minimum
Suggested Electives Related to Food Safety:
PHC 6307 (3) Principles of Exposure Assessment
PHC 6521 (3) Public Health Nutrition
BSC 6932 (3) Food Microbiology
ANG 6145 (3) Ancient Diets
ANG 6566 (3) Nutritional Anthropology
PHC 6310 (3) Environ. and Occupational Toxicology
PHC 6251 (3) Disease Surveillance and Monitoring
PHC 6562 (3) Microbiology for Healthcare Workers
Field Experience 2 hours minimum
PHC 6945 Supervised Field Experience (up to 12 credits)