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MSPH with a Concentration in Genomics

MSPH in Genomics at USF's College of Public Health


This Genomics MSPH degree program is designed for students who seek an individualized, research-oriented program, at the crossroad of novel technologies and classical approaches of public health. This concentration provides an intense research and technical program for science-oriented students with an interest in genomics of diverse science domains, from basic microbiology, vector biology and disease biology to marine sciences.

Students will be encouraged to have creative thinking and develop innovative research methodologies to pave ways for their future career growth. This concentration focuses on preparing students to fulfill leadership and research roles that incorporate genomic technologies into research and practice settings in order to approve public and environmental health.

The MSPH culminates with an independent thesis project, which requires a substantial time commitment on the part of the student, thesis advisor and thesis committee. Several course offerings and areas of emphasis allow for flexibility in tailoring a program that meets each student’s needs. Preference for admission is given to students with a background or demonstrated skills in the biological sciences, or data sciences, and a clear vision related to their educational and career goals.

  • Hands-on experience in lab and computational work is an important component. The MSPH concentration in Genomics trains students to develop cutting-edge and transferrable skills in Applied Data Sciences. Students have several rotations in diverse established faculty’s research labs, to explore aspects such as big data analytics, bio data pattern mining, artificial intelligence (AI) aided bio data research, advanced statistical biocomputing and population data processing in public health and environment sciences.

  • Students previously trained in the USF genomics faculties’ labs have diverse job opportunities, from working in governmental public health system, private biotech companies, silicon valley tech corporations, and US military research. Several international students also started new branches of public health work in their home country.
  • To learn more, please contact a Pre-Admissions Advisor at (813) 974-6505 or