The Department of Global Health is home to four online graduate programs and our on-campus undergraduate public health minor that is aimed to equip students with knowledge and real-world exposure to public health preparedness. USF offers the only fully accredited MPH in Global Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief in a virtual format.
Providing students with the ability to view disaster management and humanitarian action in an academic and public health context gives professionals the tools needed for success.
A graduate certificate in Disaster Management addresses the management, preparedness, response, and recovery from natural and man-made disasters. By focusing on humanitarian foundations and principles, the graduate certificate in Humanitarian Assistance teaches students leadership and management skills needed to work with special populations, particularly international refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and those affected by emergencies. While the graduate certificate in Homeland Security provides students with the knowledge, skills, and ability to make sound leadership decisions for advancements in scientific and intelligence operations for national and transnational security.
The online MPH in Global Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief will allow those unable to choose between the certificates to pursue that multi-dimensional perspective while obtaining additional expertise in Epidemiology, Policy & Management, Social & Behavioral Health, Biostatistics, and Environmental & Occupational Health to become a Public Health Practitioner. Begin your application today at SOPHAS.org.
Furthermore, the College of Public Health now offers an undergraduate minor and/or certificate on-campus in Community Engaged Homeland Security and Emergency Management. This certificate provides a broad foundation of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for individuals interested in pursuit of a career in local, state, or national government, military or in the global arena.