Health Policy and Management


Master of Public Health MPH trains students from diverse backgrounds to practice public health in a variety of disciplines. Students acquire a breadth and depth of public health training through core courses, concentration courses, a public health practicum, elective courses, and the completion of a culminating experience.

Core courses enable students to gain a broad understanding of the areas of knowledge that are central to public health practice. Concentration courses give students in-depth knowledge and skills in an area of study. Students apply the content from their coursework in a Field Experience. Students graduate well prepared to enter the public health workforce.

Curriculum is designed around core competencies – skills and skillsets – competencies here:

Accredited by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)

Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Health Care Organizations and management

The Master of Public Health concentration in Health Care Organizations and Management prepares students for management positions in health care and related organizations, emphasizing fundamental skills necessary for effective health care management. The coursework is similar to the Master of Health Administration, with fewer required courses in financial management and quantitative methods. The MPH-HCO is a more flexible program which offers the student a chance to specialize in a subject of interest through elective courses.

Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Health Policies & Programs

The MPH – HPP provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to formulate sound, creative solutions to complex problems in health care. It emphasizes skills in developing, analyzing and evaluating public policy for private health services and public health programs. This concentration prepares students for policy evaluation and research positions in both public and private organizations and agencies.

Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Public Health Administration – online

The MPH-PHA prepares students for administrative and managerial positions, with an emphasis on population health and communities, policy development, and program planning and evaluation. Graduates are prepared for positions in health care organizations, agencies and programs.

All the courses for the MPH-PHA are web-based, with the exception of a week-long Seminar held on the Tampa campus towards the end of the program of study.

Further details on Programs of Study are here:

As part of their program of study, students perform a Field Experience under the supervision of a healthcare professional in a non-classroom setting.

The MPH Programs at USF are accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH)