Online MPH - Infection Control

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This Online MPH program provides an opportunity for interested students to receive specialized and individualized training in the field of infection control and prevention. Although closely modeled after the MPH in Global Communicable Diseases, the Infection Control MPH provides an initial student assessment used to design an individualized learning program specifically focused on infection control.

Students come from all walks of life with various degrees. Suggested and/or preferred undergraduate majors include, but are not limited to the following: Nursing, Biology, Zoology, Microbiology, Immunology. Preference for admission is given to students with a background or demonstrated skills in the biological sciences or licensed healthcare professionals.

Program Outline

Course offerings and areas of emphasis focusing on infection control span the five departments in the College of Public Health, providing a multi-disciplinary approach. This program allows current or future public health practitioners to expand their knowledge of infection control practices and procedures, particularly in healthcare settings. Offering this program on-line with only a 3-credit field experience, which can be completed in the city where the student lives, will facilitate students from other counties, states, and countries to achieve an MPH in Infection Control.

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Can I start with a Graduate Certificate?
If you want to first consider a graduate certificate you can access the flyer by visiting the following website: and selecting Infection Control. Please contact Dr. Donna Haiduven ( for more information.


Graduates will have the knowledge base necessary to sit for the Certification in Infection Control (CIC) Exam (but must also meet the educational and experience requirements to sit for this exam). Employment opportunities for graduates are varied. Graduates of this program will have an advantage over others without this degree when applying for positions requiring knowledge of infection prevention and control which include but are not limited to the following: hospital infection preventionists; infection prevention responsibilities in long-term care, outpatient healthcare facilities, and correctional facilities; surveillance positions in health departments; consultative positions; and other positions requiring such knowledge.

Admission Requirements

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Click here to apply through SOPHAS.

If you are an out of state or international student, you may qualify for a reduced tuition rate as part of the Infection Control self-funded program. Please click here for more information.


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Program Cost

All in-state students will pay the approved USF tuition and fees for the 2014-15 academic year (click for details). The College of Public Health has established a special tuition rate for non-Florida residents of $525 per credit hour. All students are required to pay an additional $30 per credit off-campus fee for online COPH courses.


To learn more about the Online MPH in Infection Control, please contact an Academic Advisor at (813) 974-6505 or