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
GLOBAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT, HUMANITARIAN RELIEF AND HOMELAND SECURITY (GHH)
Offered from the Department of Global Health
The field of disaster management, and humanitarian relief and homeland security plays an important role in global health, especially in areas of armed conflict and natural disasters. With the increase in weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear and biological threats from terrorist groups and radical states, the need for formal training and education has increased. Local and international organizations, governments and United Nation agencies are in need of highly trained professionals to manage and direct programs to reduce both the homeland and global public health threats that continue to plague us. Where and when the next tsunami or earthquake will strike, or how the next terrorist group will respond is unknown. But the logic behind professionally mitigating and preparing for one of these incidences places us in a stronger position to respond.
This concentration builds on the existing framework of the College of Public Health core courses, field experience and special project. Combining this framework with the disaster management, humanitarian and homeland security courses will provide graduates with the ability to recognize, assess, implement and evaluate a global or local disaster.
Concentration Admission Information
In addition to the Program Admission requirements, applicants must have the following:
- Science, engineering, management, administration, international, business, public health
- Work experience: None required; however, disaster management, humanitarian assistance or homeland security, especially in a global setting, will be considered when determining the number of credits required for the Field Experience.
- Other criteria: Two letters of recommendation
- Applicants that completed courses in either the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Management, in Humanitarian Assistance or Homeland Security as a former non-degree seeking student may only transfer 12 credits into the M.P.H. program.
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 24 credit hours
Field Experience 3 credit hours minimum
Concentration Course Requirements - 24 hours
General Courses (9 hours)
PHC 6230 (3) Foundations of Humanitarian Assistance
PHC 6183 (3) Overview of US & International Disaster Management
PHC 6254(3) Public Health Implications and Concerns in Homeland Security
Choose five courses from the following (15 hours)
PHC 6185 (3) Disaster Preparedness & Planning Concepts
PHC 6184 (3) Disaster Recovery
PHC 6186 (3) Public Health Emergencies in Large Populations
PHC 6231 (3) Organizing Emergency Humanitarian Action
PHC 6232 (3) From Emergency to Development and Prevention
PHC 6233 (3) Current Challenges in the Humanitarian Field
PHC 6235(3) Critical Infrastructure Protection for Public Health Concepts
PHC 6236(3) Business Continuity for Global Health and Security
PHC 6255(3) Homeland Security: Law, Policy, and Public Health
PHC 6373(3) Protecting Public Health: Bioterrorism and Biodefense
Field Experience 3 hours minimum
PHC 6945 Supervised Field Experience (up to 12 credits)