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Concurrent Degrees

Concurrent degrees combine a Public Health degree with a degree from another area of study. Concurrent degree options vary by Public Health concentration. Some concurrent degrees have additional admission requirements. Each concurrent degree program requirements must be reviewed carefully before making the application decision.

Applicants are welcome to apply and if admitted, can pursue two graduate degrees simultaneously at the University of South Florida. If admitted to both graduate degree programs for the same semester, students will enroll in the first degree program and complete one semester of course work before adding the second degree to their scholastic record. However, a student’s intent to pursue a concurrent degree option should be declared early so that course sequencing across both degrees can be considered early to insure timely graduation.      

The two programs review applicants independently. Students may apply to enter the concurrent program by applying to both programs simultaneously, or may add the concurrent degree program after admission to the Public Health Program, or add Public Health after admission to the concurrent degree Program. Students applying to the College of Public Health need to apply through SOPHAS (see the college of Public Health Admissions page at Application Requirements & Process). Students applying to the concurrent degree program must complete the appropriate applications specific to each individual program. A USF Concurrent Degree Application form must also be completed.

For more information on the admission process and requirements for the concurrent degree graduate programs at the College of Public Health, please contact:

Kamala Dontamsetti
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
College of Public Health
University of South Florida
Phone: 813-974-8874
Email: kamalad@health.usf.edu