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Program/Degree
Public Health (Certificate NDP) 
Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is a distance-learning program at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health that offers working professionals a flexible and convenient option for advancing their public health training. The certificate is affiliated with the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and consists of the five core courses that are required of all MPH graduates.

The certificate is a variable schedule program that can be completed in one to four years. Certificate courses are offered each semester (including summer), both online and in-person. Upon completion of the certificate, students who are admitted to the MPH program may apply all fifteen credits to their degree.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

College of Public Health -

Arizona's first and only accredited college of public health, the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is uniquely situated in the culturally rich and diverse Southwest. Distinguished for our outstanding community-based research and for our focus on eliminating health disparities among populations of the Southwest and globally, the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health offers tremendous opportunities to its students for education, research and community involvement.

The College of Public Health's interdisciplinary activities are enhanced by being part of the Arizona Health Sciences Center with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix. The College consistently ranks among the top five in American Indian and Hispanic graduates and students enrolled among accredited schools of public health, according to recent data from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. In addition, the University of Arizona is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities, a prestigious organization that recognizes universities that have developed exceptionally strong overall research and academic programs.

 
College
College of Public Health  
Campuses where offered
Main Campus - Tucson UA Online  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Michael J Tearne
520-626-2112
Graduate Program Coordinator
Michael J Tearne
520-626-2112
Director of Graduate Studies
Christopher B Tisch
520-626-9112
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
520-621-3484
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 3.0 GPA (GPA is based on the last 60 undergraduate units, or if the applicant has 12 or more graduate units, the GPA will be based on graduate units). Official transcripts are required for proof of previous degree and GPA. 
  • One course in college biology
  • One course in college algebra, statistics, or a more advanced math course
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal statement of experiences and goals
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants
 
Standardized Tests

International applicants are required by the UA Graduate College to submit a TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 79 on the iBT (web-based) test. For students who take the IELTS examination, an overall score of 7 is required, with a score of no less than 6 on any individual band or module.  TOEFL and IELTS test scores must be dated within two years of the year of enrollment.  

 
Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees

The cost for the certificate includes tuition and fees for a total of 15 credit units, at $1100/credit unit plus the university's flat AFAT fee assessed each semester. Students eligible for Qualified Tuition Reduction as a university employee, spouse or eligible dependent of a university employee may use this benefit to offset a majority of the cost. Certificate students are ineligible to receive most other forms of financial aid (including federal loans and graduate assistantship benefits).

 
Admissions Deadlines

Spring Admission:  September 15

Fall Admission:  May 15

 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Required Courses (15 units)

  • EPID 573A Basic Principles of Epidemiology (3)
  • PHPM 574 Public Health Policy and Management (3)
  • EHS 575 Environmental and Occupational Health (3)
  • BIOS 576A Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
  • HPS 577 Sociocultural & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (3)
 
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Student Handbook
https://publichealth.arizona.edu/graduate-students/handbooks  
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Last revised 06 Sep 2017