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

The online 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 for working professionals.

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.

Health Promotion

The curriculum examines the sociocultural factors that influence health and health behavior. The concentration operates under the philosophy that education, communication and effective implementation of sound health policies and initiatives can improve the quality of life around you. Learn to plan education strategies and evaluate their effectiveness. Promote healthier lifestyles in culturally diverse populations around the world.

 
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
UA Online  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Spencer L Willis
520-626-7955
Graduate Program Coordinator
Spencer L Willis
520-626-7955
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

Admissions Requirements

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

Applications should be submitted through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for accredited schools and programs of public health, at www.sophas.org.  With a supplement application completed through The University of Arizona's Graduate College at http://grad.arizona.edu.

 

 
Standardized Tests

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

GRE requirement waived for applicants with more than 5 years of paid Public Health Experience.

International Students - Tests of English Proficiency
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. 

SOPHAS TOEFL Scores - Code 5688
SOPHAS IELTS Scores - Code SOPHAS

 
Financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid  https://financialaid.arizona.edu/graduate-students
 

 
Admissions Deadlines

All Applicants

  • Fall admission:  June 15
  • Spring admission:  November 15
  • Summer admission:  March 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
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: ETS Code 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)
  • PHPM 569 Fundamental of Health Budgeting & Financial Management (3)
  • HPS 909 Internship (6)

REQUIRED CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • HPS 532P Planning (3)
  • HPS 532E Evaluation(3)
  • HPS 531 Contemporary Health Issues & Research (3)
  • HPS 535 Multi Cultural Health Beliefs (3)
  • HPS 642 Public Health Communication(3)
  • HPS 628 Public Health Research & Evaluation (3)
 
Minor Requirements

NA

 
Student Handbook
https://publichealth.arizona.edu/graduate-students/handbooks  
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Last revised 11 Dec 2017