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
HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS AND MANAGEMENT (HCO)
Offered from the Department of Health Policy and Management
The Health Care Organizations and Management program is designed for individuals interested in the management of hospitals, group practices, health departments, and other provider organizations. The program focuses on the structure and management of health care organizations. Students develop knowledge and skills in management science, leadership, and decision-making. The curriculum does not require students to develop all health administration quantitative and analytic skill areas typically required of senior management positions.
Concentration Admission Requirements:
In addition to the Program Admission requirements, applicants must have the following:
- Prerequisite undergraduate courses: Microeconomics or equivalent (prerequisite must be completed prior to enrolling in PHC 6430 Health Economics I) and Accounting (prerequisite must be completed prior to enrolling in PHC 6160 Health Care Financial Management) Undergraduate majors are diverse and include: Life sciences, social sciences, business, or health professions.
- Work experience: Preferred, but not required.
- Minimum undergrad GPA: 3.0 upper division
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 18 credit hours
Electives 8 credit hours minimum
Field Experience 1 credit hour minimum
Concentration Course Requirements- 18 hours minimum
PHC 6151 (3) Health Policy and Politics
PHC 6180 (3) Health Services Management
PHC 6430 (3) Health Economics I
PHC 6160 (3) Health Care Financial Management
Additional Requirements (choose two)
PHC 6181 (3) Org Behavior in Health Services
PHC 6148 (3) Strategic Planning & Hlth Care Marketing
PHC 6196 (3) Info Systems in Health Care Mgt
Electives - 8 hours minimum
Examples of common elective options:
PHC 6146 (3) Health Services Planning and Evaluation
PHC 6147 (3) Managing Quality in Health Care
PHC 6435 (3) Perspectives on Health Insurance
PHC 6420 (3) Health Care Law, Regulation and Ethics
Field Experience 1 hour minimum
PHC 6945 Supervised Field Experience (up to 12 credits)
Students with little or no professional experience: 3 hours minimum. Students with relevant professional experience: 1-3 hours minimum. Students with substantial work experience can negotiate a reduced number of hours with their advisor (e.g., 1 or 2 hours) if the student has meaningful experience (involving decision-making) in a health care or related organization.