The MSPH degree program in Health Behavior Health Promotion has an emphasis on the biological, behavioral, and socio-cultural determinants of health and health behavior, as well as the interventions and policies aimed at improving community and population health. It offers a diverse and challenging curriculum addressing health behavior health promotion theory, knowledge and skills for working on health issues within the diverse communities of the Southwestern United States.
College of Public Health
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
View more detailed admissions criteria at: https://publichealth.arizona.edu/graduate-students/phd-hbhp-admissions-criteria
Applications will be submitted through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for accredited schools and programs of public health, at www.sophas.org.
GRE - Send scores to the University of Arizona College of Public Health/SOPHAS, code 4253
MCAT - Send scores to SOPHAS via code SOPHAS
International Students - Tests of English Proficiency
International applicants are required by the UA Graduate College to submit a TOEFL score of 90 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. Students may be requested to enter the Center for English as a Second Language to improve their verbal skills.
SOPHAS TOEFL Scores - Code 5688
SOPHAS IELTS Scores - Code SOPHAS
A variety of funding is available in the form of scholarships/fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships. More information regarding tuition and financial assistance is available at: http://publichealth.arizona.edu/prospective-students/tuition-financial-assistance
Federal Financial Aid https://financialaid.arizona.edu/apply-for-aid/graduate-professional
Note: Students who apply by the priority deadline will be given the highest priority for admissions and consideration for scholarships and assistantships.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Required Major Courses (25 units)
Required US Minority/Health Disparities Course (minimum 3 units)
Other Electives (minimum 6 units; approved by faculty advisor)
Required Master’s Thesis - HPS 910 (minimum 6 units)
Minimum of six units, approved by faculty advisor. Some examples include:
Oral Defense of Thesis Research
The MS student is required to complete a formal defense of the thesis research in a public seminar, followed by an oral examination by the candidate's Thesis Committee.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.