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University of South Florida · College of Behavioral & Community Sciences · Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute

Academic Programs

In concert with its mission to improve the delivery of services in Florida and elsewhere, FMHI offers unique educational programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses, degrees, and certificates managed by FMHI faculty can be found by accessing the Department of Child and Family Studies and the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy websites for education offerings. Briefly summarized below, they address important community, policy, state, and research needs. The aims are to educate our future workforce and to offer professional development for individuals working in the field of behavioral health.

Undergraduate Programs and concentrations:

Graduate Programs:

  • Master of Science (MS) Degree in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
  • This 39 credit program is the newest academic program at FMHI. Students will be admitted to this MS Degree program starting with the Spring Semester, 2015. The program is designed to prepare professionals to serve in public and non-profit agencies and schools that work with diverse children and adolescents experiencing behavioral health challenges and their families. Four concentrations are available, each offering a combination of online and in-class formats: (1) Developmental Disabilities, (2) Leadership in Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health, (3) Translational Research and Evaluation, and (4) Youth & Behavioral Health. This new MS Degree program will be offered entirely online beginning in the Fall Semester, 2015.

  • Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis


Specialty Concentrations in collaboration with the USF College of Public Health, Department of Community and Family Health: