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 Public Health Practice
Based at the Phoenix Campus
The Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice is an interdisciplinary College-wide program that prepares students to develop the public health skills needed to work in a variety of governmental and non-governmental settings including the local, county and state departments of health, the Indian Health Service, Medicaid and Medicare programs, hospitals, and community health centers.
Students learn to work effectively as part of multidisciplinary teams to develop, manage and evaluate public health programs designed to address health disparate populations.
The Public Health Practice concentration is geared toward students who are able to enroll in courses that utilize a combination of on-line, video conference, and in person teaching modalities. Students selecting the public health practice program should possess an academic background in a public health related field and/or experience working or volunteering within at least one public health program.
Course work includes subject matter in the core areas of public health:
Students obtain additional skills in the administration and fiscal management of programs that address the health beliefs in a variety of cultures.
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.
Public Health Practice
Students selecting the public health practice program should possess an academic background in a public health related field and/or experience working or volunteering within at least one public health program.
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
Late Rolling Admission: After March 1, in the event that the program is not full, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 15.
Note: Students who apply by the priority deadline will be given the highest priority for admissions and consideration for scholarships and assistantships.
REQUIRED CORE COURSES (15 units)
REQUIRED CONCENTRATION COURSES, ELECTIVES, INTERNSHIP
Public Health Practice Requirements: https://publichealth.arizona.edu/academics/masters/mph/php