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Program/Degree
Public Health (MPH) - Biostatistics 
Program Description

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is designed to be an interdisciplinary, professional degree in public health. The MPH Program provides opportunities for students to obtain broad knowledge and basic skills in the core areas of public health. Students are able to acquire proficiency in one or more specialized areas through advanced coursework, and gain experience in applying advanced knowledge to the solution of actual health problems in community settings during internship training.

The program is designed to be a two year program for full-time students. Part-time students can take up to 6 years to complete the program.

The MPH competencies guide the development of the program curriculum and learning activities for the core and required courses in the MPH curriculum.  This posted list of competencies also provides applicants, students, employers and other stakeholders' information about the knowledge foundation and skills of graduates from the MEZCOPH MPH program.

MPH - Biostatistics

The MPH program in Biostatistics is offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The educational objective of the MPH degree in Biostatistics is to prepare individuals to work effectively as biostatisticians in a variety of public health, epidemiological and clinical research settings. The biostatistics area of study has led to collaboration in science and with investigators in nearly every aspect related to health. Biostatistics has also made major contributions to out understanding of diseases such as AIDS, cancer, and coronary heart disease. 

Dual Degrees

  • MD/MPH
  • JD/MPH
  • PharmD/MPH
  • MPH/MBA
  • MPH/MA in Latin American Studies
  • MPH/MS in Mexican American Studies
 
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  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Amy J Glicken
520-626-3201
Graduate Program Coordinator
Tanya J Nemec
520-626-3204
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

MPH Programs:

  • Bachelor's degree with 3.0 GPA
  • One course in college-level introductory, human, or general biology
  • One course in college algebra or calculus
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of purpose and objectives
  • GRE or MCAT scores required for all applicants
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants

Biostatistics

Students accepted into this discipline should have a good background in the biological sciences and mathematics. While courses in statistics are not required as prerequisites, students should have had college level calculus and/or linear algebra, in addition to the general admission requirements for the MPH program. Applicants should possess personal qualities that suggest the ability to commit and succeed in the course of graduate studies.

View more detailed admissions criteria at: https://publichealth.arizona.edu/prospective-students/mph-admissions-criteria

Applications should be submitted through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for accredited schools and programs of public health, at www.sophas.org.  

 
Standardized Tests
Required Test 
GRE - Send scores to the University of Arizona College of Public Health/SOPHAS, code 4253
or
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 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

 
Financial Aid

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

 
Admissions Deadlines

Fall Deadlines

Priority:  January 5
Secondary:  March 1
Late Rolling Admission:  After March 1, in the event that the program is not full, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 1.

Note:  Students who apply by the priority deadline will be given the highest priority for admissions and consideration for scholarships and assistantships.

 
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
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: Public Health 0616

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

REQUIRED CORE 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 in Public Health (3)
  • HPS 577 Sociocultural & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (3)
  • Internship Preparation Workshop (required; non-credit)

REQUIRED CONCENTRATION COURSES, ELECTIVES, INTERNSHIP

Biostatistics Requirements: https://publichealth.arizona.edu/academics/masters/mph/biostatistics

 
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 04 Sep 2017