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
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY (SFM)
Offered from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
The Occupational Safety Concentration is intended for students with backgrounds in science or engineering seeking a professional public health career in occupational safety. In addition to core public health courses, the program builds upon a variety of courses enabling the student to recognize, evaluate and control existing and potential safety hazards due to faulty equipment, process design, chemical storage and handling. Students are trained to apply these safety principles in assessing engineering controls, personal protective techniques, administrative practices, conducting facility audits and to know when to consult with other environmental and occupational health and safety professionals to prevent or control work related injuries, illnesses or discomfort in the workplace. The program is a collaborative effort between the College of Public Health and the College of Engineering.
Concentration Admission Information
In addition to the Program Admission requirements, applicants must have the following:
- Suggested/preferred undergraduate majors: science, engineering, technology and management.
- Prerequisite undergraduate courses: No specific courses, however 60 credit hours of science, mathematics, engineering and technology with at least 15 credit hours in upper division classes.
- Work experience: None required; however occupational work experience is beneficial.
- Other criteria: Two Letters of recommendation
Total Program requirements with this concentration - 44 hours minimum
In addition to the 15 hours required for the Program (Core, Special Project, and Comp Exam), this Concentration requires:
Concentration Course Requirements 20 credit hours
Electives 8 credit hour minimum
Field Experience 1 credit hour minimum
Concentration Course Requirements - 20 hours
PHC 6356 (2) Industrial Hygiene
PHC 6310 (3) Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
PHC 6361 (2) Industrial Ergonomics
PHC 6354 (2) Safety and Health Administration
PHC 6423 (2) Occupational Health Law
EIN 6215 (3) Engineering System Safety
EIN 6216 (3) Occupational Safety Engineering
PHC 6360 (2) Safety Management Principles and Practice
PHC 6930 (1) Public Health Seminar
Electives - 8 Hours
PHC 6303 (3) Community Air Pollutions
PHC 6350 (3) Occupational Toxicology and Risk Assessment
PHC 6351 (2) Occupational Medicine for Health Professionals
PHC 6422 (2) Environmental Health Law
PHC 6364 (2) Industrial Hygiene Aspects of Plant Operations
INP 6056 (3) Industrial/Organizational Psychology
INP 7937 (3) Occupational Health Psychology
Field Experience 1 hour minimum
PHC 6945 (1-3) 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 working in or associated with an occupational health and safety function with orientation in the recognition, evaluation and control of occupational hazards and disease for at least a year.
In addition to the Comprehensive Exam required by the College, there is a Concentration Exam (no credit, 2 credit hours enrollment requirement).