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.
MPH - Public Health Policy & Management
The MPH in Public Health Policy and Management is offered by the Department of Community, Environment and Policy. The Public Health Policy and Management Section prepares MPH students for leadership roles in the public and private sectors and to effectively create and implement policies and manage programs that promote the public's health with special emphasis on the diverse and rural populations of the Southwest.
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
Public Health Policy & Management
The Public Health Policy and Management concentration places a strong emphasis on the following factors in its determination of a candidate's potential for success in the concentration: public health experience or interest; documented experience and/or commitment to underserved areas and populations (an interest in rural and border health issues is also encouraged); passion for social justice; and successful leadership experience or potential and demonstrated community service.
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
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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
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 CONCENTRATION COURSES, ELECTIVES, INTERNSHIP
Public Health Policy & Management Requirements: https://publichealth.arizona.edu/academics/masters/mph/phpm
Elective Courses (8 units) – Approved by Faculty Mentor
MPH – Public Health Policy & Management Curriculum & Recommended Course Sequencing Effective for those following the 2020/2021 academic curriculum guide
Typical time to completion: 2 years full-time students, 3-4 years part-time students.
Average time to completion: 2.07
Program Steps to Completion (Full-time student timeline):
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.