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 MD/MPH Dual Degree program is offered jointly with the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at both Tucson and Phoenix campuses. The dual degree program allows a student to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a Master of Public Health (MPH). The emphasis of the MD/MPH Dual Degree is on Clinical Leadership; it is anticipated that graduates will be leaders in a wide variety of clinical and public health settings. The MD/MPH program is designed to give students exposure to the public health, prevention and clinical issues they will face, and provide a framework for problem solving and implementing effective health programs.
The MD/MPH curriculum includes the five "core" MPH classes; Epidemiology, Health Administration and Policy, Biostatistics, and Environmental and Occupational Health and Social and Behavioral Sciences. One public health class is taken each semester during the first two years of medical school in addition to the medical school curriculum
During the third year, MD/MPH students continue to remain enrolled as medical students while they take remaining MPH core and elective classes during the first semester, and complete their MPH internship during the second semester. Students then return to the traditional medical school rotation curriculum for their last two years. The MD/MPH Program is typically a 5 year program; however, some students, particularly those with previous public health courses at The University of Arizona, have chosen to accelerate the program.
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 of Public Health
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Phoenix Campus - Phoenix
MD-MPH Eligibility and admissions
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
Federal Financial Aid https://financialaid.arizona.edu/apply-for-aid/graduate-professional
Priority: January 5
Secondary: April 1
Final: June 1 for US applicants only
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 CORE COURSES (16 units)
REQUIRED CONCENTRATION COURSES (21 units)
REQUIRED ELECTIVES (5 units)
MD-MPH Requirements: https://publichealth.arizona.edu/academics/dual-degrees
Required Elective Units: 5 units approved by faculty mentor
**If any of the courses below are specifically part of your required curriculum, they cannot be used toward your elective requirement**
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.