College of Public Health Guidebooks

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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.

Steps to Success


Getting Assistance

We in Academic and Student Affairs are here to help.  You can reach us at (813) 974-6505 or call toll-free (888) USF-COPH or (888) 873-2674 and press 1. Via email contact or view our staff directory to contact someone directly. We are located in the WELL (MDA) across the street (Holly) from the College of Public Health. You can also reach out to your department or academic advisor.


 Persons to Contact
  • DrPH Program Director: You can contact Dr. Janice Zgibor at or (813) 974-6277.
  • Assistant Director: You can contact Somer Burke at or (813) 974-6606.
  • Office of Academic and Student Affairs: 

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This version of the MPH Guidebook is the official version of the USF College of Public Health Guidebook for the MPH 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; overarching USF regulations and policies go to



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