University of South Florida

College of Public Health

Global Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief


4202 E Fowler Ave.

Tampa, FL 33620

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief, Graduate Certificate in Disaster Management, Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Department of Global Health is home to three online graduate public health programs that are 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. Our program provides 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. 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. The College of Public Health Global Disaster Management self-funded program was established to offer a SPECIAL TUITION RATE for non-Florida residents (out-of-state/International students) of $525 per credit hour. Contact Jessica Grossman for more details.


The College of Public Health is fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). The College has been reaccredited for seven years, through December 31, 2018; this is the maximum possible number of years attainable in a reaccreditation cycle. The University of South Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels, including the Doctor of Medicine.

International Student Requirements:

Applicants from countries where English is not the official language must also demonstrate proficiency in English* in one of the following ways: 1. By providing a score of 79 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFLiBT) 2. By providing a score of 6.5 or higher on the International English Lang Testing System (IELTS). 3. By Earning a score of 500 (or equivalent) on the GRE-Verbal exam 4. By earning a baccalaureate or higher degree at a regionally accredited institution in the US 5. By earning a degree at a foreign institution where English is the language of instruction (must be documented on the transcript).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 48

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 431.43 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 10354 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 12600 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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