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 PRACTICE (PHP)
Offered as a College Wide Program
The Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Public Health Practice is a college-wide interdisciplinary program designed to pepare experienced health professionals to assume leadership roles as members of multidisciplinary teams so that they are able to develop, implement, and evaluate programs that have an impact on the health of the public. The Public Health Practice MPH provides a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge important for effective health professionals working in public health settings. Students in the program will gain skills related to: public health practice; epidemiology; program analysis and inference from data; development of programs that take into account cultural, social, economic, ethical and legal factors; community-based health policy and program planning; and budgeting and management.
The MPH in Public Health with a Concentration in Public Health Practice is offered in two formats: Online MPH Program via distance learning and Executive Weekend MPH program. The Online MPH via distance learning is primarily intended for off-campus students who are unable to come to campus for their education. The Executive MPH Program is a unique and customized weekend program to serve the needs of the busy health care practitioner. Classes in this format are offered one weekend a month. Each program has specialized staff to assist students. The program includes:
- Five core discipline areas (Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Policy Management, and Social and Behavioral Sciences)
- An integrated interdisciplinary, cross-cutting set of overall competency domains (Communication and Informatics, Diversity and Culture, Leadership, Professionalism, Program Planning, Public Health Biology, and Systems Thinking)
Online MPH via Distance Learning
The Online MPH via Distance Learning offers a convenient and affordable avenue for off-campus health care professionals to earn a Masters degree through distance learning. The courses in the Online MPH in Public Health Practice are delivered using web-based technologies. With the help of skilled instructional designers, faculty create course content that is delivered using multimedia technologies such as the Internet, DVDs, CDs, videotape, streaming media, web-based tutorials, and so on. Faculty within these courses utilize email, web conferencing, discussion forums and virtual chat features to enhance instruction. Students can complete almost all degree requirements for the online MPH with minimal on-campus requirements of no more than one calendar week. Courses are available in the online format in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The time required to complete the online MPH program ranges from approximately 2.5 to 5 years, depending on time of entry into the program, course sequence and availability, as well as student circumstances and academic status. Students must meet certain technology requirements and are required to pay a technology fee to participate in all online courses.
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 12 credit hours
Electives 15 credit hours minimum
Field Experience 1 credit hour minimum
Concentration Course Requirements - 12 hours
PHC 6120 (3) Community Partnerships and Advocacy
PHC 6421 (3) Public Health Law and Ethics
PHC 6104 (3) Management of Public Health Programs
PHC 6146 (3) Health Services Planning and Evaluation
Electives - 15 hours
Electives may be courses that apply towards a graduate certificate or from elective options.
Field Experience 1 hour minimum
PHC 6945 1 Supervised Field Experience (up to 12 credits)