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. At USF's College of Public health, our practice is our passion!


Degree-seeking active students as of Fall 2022
5,404 Total
4,418 Undergraduates, 986 Graduates
75% Women, 51% Underrepresented Minorities 
84% FL Residents, 6% International

Degrees awarded through Summer 2022
4,278 Undergraduate 
5,531 Master's 
391 Doctoral

Faculty & Staff

The College of Public Health has 241 faculty with regular, adjunct and affiliate appointments as well as 180 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 program 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) | 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 health professions in Bachelor of Science in Public Health or Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences.

The USF College of Public Health offers 19 certificate options, including 13 fully online graduate certificate programs.

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 12 Centers and Institutes addressing areas of public health importance such as Maternal & Child Health, Occupational Health, Violence Prevention, Behavioral Health, and Biological Threats.


COPH is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the MHA degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), The MSPH in genetic counseling is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling, and the USF Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).  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.