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- Health Behavior Health Promotion
The MPH in Health Behavior Health Promotion (HBHP), offered by the Division of Health Promotion Sciences, is based on a philosophy of health education, health promotion, and disease prevention, to improve the quality of life of individuals, families and communities. The HBHP discipline focuses on three areas:
The program provides students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that are essential for the promotion of health and prevention of disease in culturally diverse populations.
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.
Health Behavior Health Promotion
The Health Behavior Health Promotion concentration places a strong emphasis on the following factors in its determination of a candidate's potential for success in the concentration: long range goals and commitment to public health; successful leadership experience or potential; work and volunteer experience related to health behavior and health promotion; demonstrated community service; public health experience or interest; and documented experience and/or commitment to underserved areas and populations. The personal statements of students applying for admission to the Health Behavior and Health Promotion concentration should include information regarding these factors.
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.
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
Priority: January 5
Secondary: March 1
Note: Students who apply by the priority deadline will be given the highest priority for admissions and consideration for scholarships and assistantships.
REQUIRED CONCENTRATION COURSES, ELECTIVES, INTERNSHIP
Health Behavior Health Promotion Requirements: https://publichealth.arizona.edu/academics/masters/mph/hbhp