Faculty & Staff

Graduate Studies in Behavioral Health

PhD Program

The USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences (CBCS) and the USF College of Public Health (COPH) jointly offer a specialty concentration in behavioral health as part of the Master and Doctoral programs in the COPH Department of Community & Family Health. View the program flyer.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Behavioral Health Focus is an advanced research degree program for students intending to pursue academic, research, or high-level administrative careers in behavioral health services. The curriculum at the doctoral level is individualized based upon the student’s career goals and previous experiences. Requirements include COPH prerequisites (for individuals without an MPH or MSPH), departmental foundation courses, behavioral health courses, research method courses, qualifying exams, and a dissertation. Interested students should consult CFH’s most recent Doctoral Program Guidelines & Manual for the complete degree requirements.

A graduate from the PhD program will be able to:

Available Course Offerings

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Education Profiles

FCIC’s Trainee Gary Lam featured on AUCD’s Emerging Leaders Map

Gary Yu Hin Lam, doctoral candidate in School Psychology at the University of South Florida and trainee with the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC), is currently being featured on the AUCD Emerging Leaders Map. This map highlights diverse trainees and early career leaders across the Association of University Centers on Disabilities’ network (AUCD).

2017 Cohort of ABA Doctoral Students Gain Valuable Teaching Experience

The newest PhD cohort are all teaching classes in the ABA minor and are doing a fantastic job.

Unique Funded Research Training Opportunity Available!

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Training Profiles

CFS Provides Professional Development Training on Contracts and Grants for Principal Investigators

CFS Unit Research Administrator Janet Reyes has been providing very useful information and receiving excellent reviews from faculty who have attended.

CFS Selected as a Partner of the New Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health (TA Network)

CFS, in partnership with the Center for Community Learning in Miami, will be the Cultural and Linguistic Hub of the TA Network.

New SAMHSA Grant to Enhance Suicide Prevention Efforts on USF Campus

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded a three-year, 306,000 grant to the University of South Florida (USF) as part of their Campus Suicide Prevention Grant program. CFS’s Stephen Roggenbaum will serve as Training Coordinator & Co-Principal Investigator.

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