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The Public Health Practice concentration is a college-wide interdisciplinary program designed to prepare experienced health professionals for leadership roles as members of multidisciplinary teams. The Public Health Practice concentration provides a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge important for effective health professionals working in public health settings. Students in the concentration will gain skills related to: public health practice; epidemiology; program analysis and inference from data; development of programs that take into account cultural, social, economic, ethical and legal factors; community-based health policy and program planning; and budgeting and management.

For information on the GRE requirement for the MPH in Public Health Practice, please contact:

Kamala Dontamsetti, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Phone: (813) 974-8874
Email: kamalad@usf.edu


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  • Online MPH via Distance Learning

    The Online MPH via Distance Learning offers a convenient and affordable avenue for off-campus health care professionals to earn a Master’s degree through distance learning. The courses in the Online MPH in Public Health Practice are delivered using web-based technologies. With the help of skilled instructional designers, faculty create course content that is delivered using multimedia technologies such as the Internet, DVDs, CDs, videotape, streaming media, web-based tutorials, and so on. Faculty within these courses utilize email, web conferencing, discussion forums and virtual chat features to enhance instruction. Students can complete almost all degree requirements for the online MPH with minimal on-campus requirements of no more than one calendar week. Courses are available in the online format in the fall, spring and summer semesters. The time required to complete the online MPH concentration ranges from approximately 2.5 to 5 years, depending on time of entry into the concentration, course sequence and availability, as well as student circumstances and academic status. Students must meet certain technology requirements and are required to pay a technology fee to participate in all online courses.  For more information, contact a Pre-Admissions Advisor at the College of Public Health by calling 813-974-6505 or sending an email to preadmissions@usf.edu
  • Employment Opportunities

    This unique learning opportunity is designed to provide a vehicle for those working in the public health and the healthcare arenas to meet the academic, research, and training needs of the public health community and to earn the Masters in Public Health degree (MPH).

    More information about PHP employment opportunities is available for download.

  • Contact Information

    To learn more about the USF MPH in Public Health Practice, please visit http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/php/home.html or contact an Academic Advisor at (813) 974-6505 or preadmissions@usf.edu