University of South Florida

University of South Florida

Education

Education

USF Health is an integral part of the University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa — a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. Together through talent and innovation, USF Health is integrating patient care, education and research to our shared value: making life better.

Morsani College of Medicine

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education, enrolled its charter class in 1971 and has grown to offer an extensive array of degree programs. In addition to doctorates in medicine (MD) and medical sciences (PhD), the college offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), master’s degrees as well more than a dozen graduate certificates and a bachelor’s in Athletic Training.

College of Nursing

The USF College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for the BS, MS and DNP degree programs. In addition, the master’s and DNP in Nurse Anesthesia programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs. USF has the first DNP program approved by the Florida Board of Governors, and it has grown to provide advanced practice residency opportunities in primary care, as well as Signature Residencies in high-demand clinical specialties. The PhD Program prepares nurse scientists who conduct research and scholarly activities at research-intensive universities and are leaders in the profession.

College of Public Health

Established in 1984, the USF College of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and offers master's and doctoral degrees, along with Florida's first bachelor's degree in Public Health. The curriculum features cooperative learning, research, problem-solving, and field experience. Graduate certificates provide specialized training in areas ranging from global health and infection control to social marketing and interdisciplinary women's health.

Taneja College of Pharmacy

Opened in August 2011, the USF Taneja College of Pharmacy offers a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD). The College’s interprofessional curriculum is designed to prepare students to deliver technologically-advanced pharmaceutical care based on genetic profile and individualized responses to medications. The patient-centered program provides students practice experiences in a variety of hospital and community settings from their first year.

School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

The USF School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences offers a three-year accredited program. In their first year, students complete core medical sciences curriculum alongside first-year MD students before advancing to physical therapy-specific courses. A transitional DPT degree program allows licensed resident Florida physical therapists to earn the DPT degree through online courses that build upon their current knowledge.

Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

The Biomedical Sciences Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine is the hub for graduate and postdoctoral education as well as biomedical research, offering tailored Doctoral, Master’s, and Certificate programs with a diverse array of concentrations to meet student’s individual needs and interests. We offer pre-professional programs, research-focused programs, and online options, as well as an MD/Ph.D. program.