College Overview

COPH at a Glance

Our Promise

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 Fall 2015
1642 Total
837 undergraduates, 805 graduate 
74% women, 47% underrepresented minorities 
78% FL residents, 11% international

Degrees awarded through Summer 2015 
1246 undergraduate 
3992 masters 
250 doctoral

Faculty & Staff

The College of Public Health has 170 faculty with regular, adjunct and affiliate appointments as well as 122 professional and support staff.

Learning Options 
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.

Graduate Degree Programs
USF College of Public Health offers 25 Concentrations in the following five Graduate Degree Programs: Master in Public Health (MPH) | Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) | Master of Health Administration (MHA) | Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) | Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Undergraduate Programs
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.

USF College of Public Health offers 26 certificate options at the Graduate level, including 10 fully online graduate certificate programs and 4 certificate options at the Undergraduate level.

Our World 
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.

Accredited by the CEPH, the MSPH in Industrial Hygiene is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET and the MHA degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (MHA). USF is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Total Budget 
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.