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Graduate Catalog 2018/2019


Public Health (MPH)
with a Concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics (NUD)

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Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
CIP Code: 51.2201
College of Public Health (PH)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 43

Contact Information:
College of Public Health
Community and Family Health Department (DEA)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue MDC56
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Kamala Dontamsetti
Phone: 813-974-6505
Email: cophinfo@health.usf.edu

Website: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/index.htm


Faculty Search: Public Health Faculty List


Major Information

Accelerated Program Options:
B.S. in Public Health and MPH in Public Health: Concentration in Public Health Education (3+2)

Dual Degrees Offered:
Public Health and Anthropology (M.P.H. with M.A. or Ph.D.)
Public Health and Medicine (M.P.H. / M.D.) for already enrolled USF College of Medicine Students

Public Health and Physical Therapy (D.P.T./M.P.H.)

  • Designated for students in the DPT program in the School of Physical Therapy-M.P.H. availability collegewide

Public Health and Social Work (M.P.H. / M.S.W.)

  • Behavioral Health
  • Maternal and Child Health

Public Health (Occupational Health) and Nursing / Adult Nurse Practitioner (M.P.H. / M.S.)

Accreditation Information:

The College is accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health. For the concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics in the M.P.H degree the USF Dietetic Internship has been granted Candidacy Status for Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/acend.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: May 1
Spring: June 15
Summer: November 15

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.

All applicants must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or have taken an equivalent admissions examination within the five years preceding application and must meet the following criteria.

  • Equivalent exams include the GMAT, MCAT, DAT or PCAT.
  • LSAT is not accepted in lieu of the GRE.
  • Although there are no required minimum scores, the applicant's GRE score will be compared to the applicant pool and the national GRE norms.
  • Applicants who have a terminal degrees such as the PhD, ScD or EdD, and those with advanced professional degrees (MD, DDS, DO, DVM, JD, PharmD, DPT) from accredited institutions and who are individually licensed in the United States in their profession may request to waive the GRE(https://usfhealth.box.com/s/ievl84vasytoc20u3s9xsw59r44fdiyk). The GRE waiver is not automatic and must be approved by the College of Public Health.
  • Applicants admitted to the M.H.A. or M.P.H. who have a score on the GRE Verbal or Analytical Writing test which is below the 40th percentile may be required to take REA 2105Critical Reading and Writingor an equivalent English composition course, during the first semester of enrollment, with a grade of "B" or better in the course.

Meeting of these criteria per se shall not be the only basis for admission.

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 42 credit hours minimum

Core 18 credit hours
Concentration 9 to 17 credit hours
Electives 7 to 15 credit hours minimum (varies with each concentration)
Comprehensive Exam

Students must complete the Major core requirements and then the requirements as specified for the Concentration.

Core Courses 18 hours
PHC 65881History & Systems of Public Health
PHC 6756 5Population Assessment: Part 1
PHC 6757 3Population Assessment: Part 2
PHC 6145 3Translation to Public Health Practice
PHC 69493Applied Practice Experience
PHC 69433Integrated Learning Experience

Concentration -
Students select from one of the concentrations listed on the following:

Applied Biostatistics (ABT) 12 concentration credit hours (45 total credit hours)
PHC 6053 3Categorical Data Analysis
PHC 6051 3Biostatistics II
HSC 6055 3Survival Analysis
PHC 6020 3Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials

Behavioral Health (BHH) - 15 concentration credit hours (42 total credit hours)
MHS 7740 3Survey in Planning, Evaluation and Accountability
PHC 6546 3Epidemiology of Mental Disorders
PHC 6543 3Foundations in Behavioral Health Systems
PHC 6708 3Evaluation and Research Methods in Community Health
PHC 6035 3Comorbidity of Mental and Physical Disorders

Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) 12 concentration credit hours (42 total credit hours)
PHC 63003Principles of Environmental Health
PHC 6310 3Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
PHC 63533Environmental and Occupational Health Risk Assessment
PHC 64233Occupational Health Law

Epidemiology (EPY) - 15 concentration credit hours (42 total credit hours)
PHC 6051 3Biostatistics II
PHC 6010 3Epidemiology Methods I
PHC 6011 3Epidemiology Methods II
PHC 67013Computer Applications for Public Health Research
PHC 6053 3Categorical Data Analysis

Epidemiology (ONLINE) (EPO) - 15 concentration credit hours (42 total credit hours)
PHC 60513Biostatistics II
PHC 60103Epidemiology Methods I
PHC 60113Epidemiology Methods II
PHC 67013Computer Applications for Public Health Research
PHC 60533Categorical Data Analysis

Epidemiology and Global Communicable Disease (EGD) - 12 concentration credit hours (52 total credit hours)
PHC 6516 3Tropical Diseases
PHC 6514 3Infectious Disease Control in Developing Countries
PHC 6511 3Public Health Immunology
PHC 6010 3Epidemiology Methods I

Epidemiology and Global Health (EGH) 17 concentration credit hours (54 total credit hours)
PHC 6764 3Global Health Principles and Contemporary Issues
PHC 6761 3Global Health Assessment Strategies
PHC 6106 3Global Health Program Development and Administration
PHC 6442 3Global Health Applications in the Field
PHC 6945 2Supervised Field Experience
PHC 60103Epidemiology Methods I

Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health (EMC) - 12 concentration credit hours (52 total credit hours)
PHC 6530 3Issues and Concepts in Maternal and Child Health
PHC 6537 3Case Studies in MCH Programs, Policies and Research
PHC 6197 3Secondary Data Analysis in Maternal and Child Health
PHC 6010 3Epidemiology Methods I

Global Communicable Disease (TCD) - 9 concentration credit hours (42 total credit hours)
PHC 6516 3Tropical Diseases
PHC 6514 3Infectious Disease Control in Developing Countries
PHC 6511 3Public Health Immunology

Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Relief and Homeland Security (GHH) - 9 concentration credit hours (42 total credit hours)
PHC 61833Overview of US and International Emergency/Disaster Management
PHC 62303Foundations of Humanitarian Assistance
PHC 62543Public Health Implications and Concerns in Homeland Security

Global Health Practice (GLO) - 15 concentration credit hours (42 total credit hours)
PHC 6764 3Global Health Principles and Contemporary Issues
PHC 6761 3Global Health Assessment Strategies
PHC 6106 3Global Health Program Development and Administration
PHC 6442 3Global Health Applications in the Field
PHC 69453Supervised Field Experience

Health Care Organizations and Management (HCO) - 15 concentration credit hours (42 total credit hours)
PHC 6151 3Health Policy and Politics
PHC 6180 3Health Services Management
PHC 6430 3Health Economics I
PHC 6160 3Health Care Financial Management
PHC 61813Organizational Behavior in Health Services

Health Policies and Programs (HPP) - 15 concentration credit hours (42 total credit hours)
PHC 6151 3Health Policy and Politics
PHC 6430 3Health Economics
PHC 6760 3Research Methods in Public Health Programs
PHC 64213Public Health Law and Ethics
PHC 60633Public Health Data, Information and Decision Making

Health, Safety and Environment (HLE) - 15 concentration credit hours (42 total credit hours)
PHC 63073Principles of Exposure Assessment and Control
PHC 63003Principles of Environmental Health
PHC 63253Environmental Laboratory Principles
PHC 6345 3HSE Management and Administration
PHC 6326 3Global Issues in Environmental Health

Infection Control (IFC) 15 concentration credit hours (42 total credit hours)
PHC 6251 3Disease Surveillance and Monitoring
PHC 6562 3Microbiology for Healthcare Workers
PHC 6517 3Infectious Disease Prevention Strategies
PHC 6314 3Infection Control Program Design
Pick one of the following two:
PHC 6186 3Public Health Emergencies in Large Populations
PHC 60023Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Maternal and Child Health (PMC) 15 concentration credit hours (42 total credit hours)
PHC 6530 3Issues and Concepts in Maternal and Child Health I
PHC 6537 3Case Studies in Maternal and Child Health Programs, Policies & Research
PHC 6197 3Secondary Data Analysis in Maternal and Child Health
PHC 6505 3Program Planning in Community Health
PHC 6708 3Evaluation and Research Methods in Community Health

Nutrition and Dietetics (NUD) ? 15 concentration credit hours (42 total credit hours)
DIE 61272Principles of Leadership and Management of Food and Nutrition
DIE 62483Advanced Clinical Nutrition
HUN 52651Methods of Nutritional Assessment
PHC 65213Public Health Nutrition
PHC 65223Nutrition in Health and Disease
HUN 68043Nutrition and Dietetics Research

Public Health Education (PHN) 17 concentration credit hours (44 total credit hours)
HSC 5036 1Professional Foundations of Health Education
PHC 6500 4Theoretical and Behavioral Basis for Health Education
PHC 6505 3Program Planning in Community Health
PHC 6507 3Health Education Intervention Methods
PHC 6412 3Health Disparities and Social Determinants
PHC 67083Evaluation and Research Methods in Community Health

Public Health Practice (PHP) - 15 concentration credit hours (42 total credit hours)
PHC 60633Public Health Data, Information and Decision Making
PHC 6421 3Public Health Law and Ethics
PHC 6104 3Management of Public Health Programs
PHC 6146 3Health Services Planning and Evaluation
PHC 61473Managing Quality in Health Care

Social Marketing (SOM) 12 concentration credit hours (42 total credit hours)
PHC 6411 3Introduction to Social Marketing for Public Health
PHC 67053Formative Research Methods in Social Marketing
PHC 64603Social Marketing Program Management
PHC 64613Advanced Social Marketing

Electives - Varies with each concentration (must meet minimum total credit hours for concentration)

Comprehensive Exam
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

Accelerated Majors:

Accelerated Public Health (BS) / Public Health: Concentration in Public Health Education (3+2) (M.P.H.)
Accelerated Env. Sci and Policy BS) / Public Health MPH/MSPH
Fast Track Honors.

Concurrent M.H.A./M.P.H. Health Administration, Public Health
Concurrent M.A. /M.P.H. Applied Anthropology, Public Health
Concurrent Ph.D. /M.P.H. Applied Anthropology, Public Health
Concurrent M.D. /M.P.H. Medicine, Public Health
Concurrent M.S. /M.P.H. Nursing, Public Health
Concurrent M.S.W. /M.P.H. Social Work, Public Health


College Degree Requirements

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

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

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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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Graduate Course Information

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