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:

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Education Profiles

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Apply Now! The Application Deadline is Nov. 15, 2016.

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Training Profiles

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Child & Family Studies