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USF College of Public Health

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.

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The #USFCOPHRocks and here's why!

COPH is the #1 public health program in the state of Florida.

A jewel in the crown of the University of South Florida, the COPH was founded in statute by the Florida Legislature in 1984 as the first school of public health in the state. The college is a nationally recognized leader in online education, maternal and child health, social marketing and global infectious disease research.


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What I love about public health is that I can do research. There’s an intellectual challenge involved and ultimately it is something that you can use to help people and benefit society… after my first year I transferred to global health because a couple of advisors there really took an interest in me and were willing to offer me the mentoring relationships that I was craving.

- Graduate student Ryan Ortega