DrPH Guidebook

Welcome to the DrPH Program at the College of Public Health!

Navigating your DrPH experience can be challenging at times. This guide walks you through the basic steps from your first semester to graduation. We hope you take time to experience the academic events and life offered at the College of Public Health and the University of South Florida.

Admission information can be found on our Graduate Admissions page.

Important Catalog Information

Due to the planned consolidation during the summer of 2020, of the University of South Florida, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, into a single university with a fully aligned and integrated curriculum and a single set of academic policies and procedures, any undergraduate or graduate student who matriculates at one of the three USF institutions on or after May 18, 2020, will adhere to the curricula, policies, and procedures described in the 2020-21 USF undergraduate or graduate catalog, respectively.

DrPH Guidelines

These DrPH Guidelines present the USF Office of Graduate Studies policies. The College of Public Health may impose stricter guidelines, policies and procedures as determined by each concentration. It is the responsibility of the student to review and follow the specific guidelines with their concentration chairs, major professor and committee members.

Additional USF policies, not found in these guidelines, may be found at www.grad.usf.edu/policies.php or at www.grad.usf.edu/catalog.php.

Steps to Success


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This version of the DrPH Guidebook is the official version of the USF College of Public Health Guidebook for the DrPH degree effective for the current catalog. This is a subset of and supplement to the USF Graduate Catalog. If there are conflicts between the two documents the USF Graduate Catalog prevails. The College of Public Health reserves the right to change its rules, courses, and requirements from time to time and to make all such changes applicable to all students, whether new or continuing, when in its sole judgment such changes are deemed necessary.

To view the complete USF Graduate Catalog, go to www.grad.usf.edu/catalog.php; to view overarching USF regulations and policies go to https://www.usf.edu/regulations-policies/

Getting Assistance

The COPH Doctoral Training Office is here to help. You can reach us at cophdoctoral@usf.eduWe are located at the College of Public Health in the Chiles Center. 

For Admissions, please go to our Prospective Students page to request an appointment with an advisor, or contact preadmissions@usf.edu.

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