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
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS (PEB)
Offered from the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
This dual concentration program is a professional degree, intended for individuals who wish to obtain a broad understanding of public health, with a strong background in analytical skills and methods. The knowledge and skills obtained through this program will enable graduates to seek positions that characterize the health status of communities, critically evaluate research on determinants of health-related events, formulate strategies to evaluate the impact of health related interventions and foster the application of epidemiologic and biostatistical methods for health promotion/disease prevention activities.
Concentration Admission Information
In addition to the Program Admission requirements, applicants must have the following:
- Suggested/preferred undergraduate majors: mathematics, statistics, computer sciences, natural sciences, biological sciences, engineering, medical sciences, environmental sciences, management information systems.
- Prerequisite undergraduate courses: linear algebra, calculus, basic computer skills (e.g. operating system, internet, word processing, spread sheet).
- Work experience: Prior work experience is preferred, but not required.
- Other criteria: Academic background, goal statement, student's academic interest, references and availability of faculty and facility resources are also considered as part of the entrance evaluation.
Total Program requirements with this concentration - 50 hours minimum
In addition to the 15 hours required for the Program (Core, Special Project, and Comp Exam), this Concentration requires:
Concentration Course Requirements 27 credit hours
Electives 7 credit hours
Field Experience 1 credit hour minimum
Prerequisites (not included in total GPA hours) - 6 hours
- MAC 2311 Calculus I
- MAC 1105 College Algebra
- Knowledge of Computer and SAS Programming
Concentration Course Requirements - 27 hours
PHC 6051 (3) Biostatistics II
PHC 6053 (3) Categorical Data Analysis
HSC 6055 (3) Survival Analysis
PHC 6020 (3) Design and conduct of Clinical Trials
PHC 6010 (3) Epidemiology Methods I
PHC 6011 (3) Epidemiology Methods II
PHC 6060 (3) Case Studies and Collaboration I
PHC 6057(3) Biostatistical Inference I
PHC 6096(3) Fundamentals of Probability
Electives - 7 hours
For Emphasis Area Support Courses, students will select additional coursework from the following categories:
Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3 credits);
Course in Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3 credits);
One additional approved elective credit hour.
Field Experience 1 hour minimum
PHC 6945 Supervised Field Experience (up to 12 credits)
Must conduct data analysis project with both Epidemiology and Biostatistics features