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 POLICIES AND PROGRAMS (HPP)
Offered from the Department of Health Policy and Management
The MPH in Public Health Program with a Concentration in Health Policy and Programs is designed for individuals interested in development, analysis and evaluation of public policy for health services and public health programs. Students develop knowledge of theory and methods in policy analysis and program evaluation. Students are prepared to pursue policy analyst and program evaluation positions with federal, state or local agencies or with professional associations.
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) Undergraduate majors are diverse and include: Life sciences, social sciences, business, or health professions.
- Work experience: Preferred, but not required.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.00 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 15 credit hours
Electives 11 credit hours minimum
Field Experience 1 credit hour minimum
Concentration Course Requirements - 15 hours minimum
PHC 6151 (3) Health Policy and Politics
PHC 6430 (3) Health Economics I
PHD 6760 (3) Research Methods in Public Health Programs
Choose one of the following:
PHC 6420 (3) Health Care Law, Regulation, and Ethics
PHC 6421 (3) Public Health Law & Ethics
Additional Requirements (choose one of the following)
PHC 6063 (3) Public Health Data, Information & Decision Making
PHC 6435 (3) Comparative Health Insurance Systems
Electives - 11 hours
Examples of common elective options
PHC 6104 (3) Management of Public Health Programs
PHC 6148 (3) Strategic Planning and Health Care Marketing
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 hour 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.