COPH at a Glance
With selfless dedication, we promise to use our transformational research and interdisciplinary approach to passionately solve problems and create conditions that allow every person the universal right to health and well-being. Our Practice is Our Passion
Degree-seeking students enrolled as of Spring 2016
729 undergraduates, 834 graduates
72% women, 46% underrepresented minorities
76% FL residents, 10% international
Degrees awarded through Fall 2016
The College of Public Health has 293 faculty with regular, adjunct and affiliate appointments as well as 121 professional and support staff.
Degree programs are offered in multiple platforms to accommodate student needs. On-campus courses are available throughout the day and evening. The College offers almost 100 courses online, including 6 complete degree programs. The DrPH programs
mixes distance learning with condensed on-campus sessions.
Home to the first accredited BSPH degree in the state of Florida, the College of Public Health offers a variety of program options for undergraduate students
interested in the health professions.
The USF College of Public Health offers 27 certificate options, including 13 fully online graduate
COPH students embrace opportunities to see public health in practice in a variety of global settings. Through study abroad courses, international field experiences, and other opportunities, students annually travel to more than 20 countries, including Panama, Belize, Uganda, Malaysia and Ecuador among others.
Centers and Institutes
A global resource with 10 Centers and Institutes
addressing areas of public health importance such as Maternal & Child Health, Occupational Health, Violence Prevention, Behavioral Health, and Biological Threats.
The USF COPH has an all-source budget of more than $51 million per year. Approximately 38% of the College's budget comes from extramural grant funding, with the remaining funds coming from state appropriations, tuition, gifts and contracts, and other sources.
The USF COPH was founded in statute by the Florida Legislature in 1984 as the first school of public health in the State of Florida.