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
PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (PHA)
Offered from the Department of Health Policy and Management
The MPH in Public Health Administration program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing leadership and administrative positions in public health agencies or programs or in other initiatives focused on population health. The curriculum centers on management principles and methods to advance the health of communities. Students develop knowledge and skills in public health, management and planning, law and ethics, and financial management.
Concentration Admission Requirements:
In addition to the Program Admission requirements, applicants must have the following:
- Undergraduate majors are diverse and include: Life sciences, social sciences, business, or health professions.
- Prerequisite undergraduate course: Accounting (prerequisite must be completed prior to enrollment in PHC 6160 Health Care Financial Management)
- Work experience: Two years of full-time, meaningful work experience in a health care or related organization are required.
- Minimum undergrad GPA: 3.0 upper division
Total Program requirements with this concentration - 43 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 12 credit hour minimum
Field Experience 1 credit hour minimum
Concentration Course Requirements - 15 hours minimum
PHC 6146 (3) Health Services Planning and Evaluation
PHC 6147 (3) Managing Quality in Health Care
PHC 6104(3) Management of Public Health Programs
PHC 6421 (3) Public Health Law and Ethics
PHC 6063 (3) Public Health Data, Information and Decision Making
Approved Electives - 12 hours
Field Experience 1 hour minimum
PHC 6945 (1-3) Supervised Field Experience (up to 6 credits)
Students with little or no professional experience: 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.