College of Public Health Catalog 2013/2014

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Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (Online Graduate Certificate)

The purpose of this certificate is to provide students with an in depth understanding of the implications of epidemiological methods with the context of infectious disease. Required courses provide an overview of basic epidemiologic and biostatistical concepts, and cover epidemiologic methods specifically applied to infectious diseases on the basic and advance courses for a more in depth training. To provide additional information on other public health techniques on infectious diseases this certificate requires the selection of one of the elective courses suggested.

Course Requirements: Total program hours: 15 credit hours minimum.

Required courses (6 credits)

    • PHC 6000 - Epidemiology (3)
    • PHC 6050 - Biostatistics I (3)
    • PHC 6002 – infectious Disease Epidemiology (3)
    • PHC 6945 – Epidemiological Methods in Infectious Disease (3)

Elective Courses (3 credits)

    • PHC 6251 – Disease Surveillance and Monitoring (3)
    • PHC 6517 – Infectious Diseases Prevention Strategies (3)
    • PHC 6562 – Microbiology for Health Care Workers (3)

Admission Requirements
Applicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum  3.0 GPA.

Application process
Please visit to access the application. In addition, to the application forms please submit:

  1. Official transcripts
  2. Resume
  3. Letter of interest

Standardized Tests 
There are no specific test requirements

Application of Certificate Courses Toward Graduate Degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval

Transfer Credit
Non-degree seeking students and transfer students may apply one course to a graduate certificate with departmental approval.

Registration process
First, consult with the certificate program advisor and obtain an electronic course permit if necessary. Then go to, the link to OASIS, USF's online registration system. Follow directions given online.

To access online course materials, students must have the USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: to obtain the NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain the USFCard. Please visit: to obtain the USFCard.

Time Limit for Completion of Certificate
Courses must be completed in two years.

Tuition and fees
Standard graduate tuition rates and fees apply for graduate students who also pursue this graduate certificate and for non-degree graduate certificate students taking these courses on campus. Please visit  for information on tuition and fees

Department contact information
Jane Lundh at (813) 974-4529 or

New Student Advisor
Pre-Admission Counseling and Advising (813) 974-6505 or

Special Notes

USF College of Public Health
13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa FL 33612-3805
Toll Free 888-USF-COPH (press 1 for Student Advising)

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