University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 621-2211

MPH Program Overview

The MPH program is a campus based program that is designed to fit into the schedule of any student. Those enrolling in the program full time will be able to complete it within two years, while part time students will usually complete the program within six years depending upon their specific schedule. The program also offers numerous dual degree options for those interested in earning a dual degree during their stay at the University of Arizona.

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MPH Curriculum and Courses

There are several different core classes that make up the basis of the MPH program, but in addition to the core curriculum students will be able to select from seven different areas of concentration and find the one that suits them the best. These concentration areas include the following:

• Epidemiology
• Environmental and Occupational Health
• Health Behavior and Health Promotion
• Biostatistics
• Public Health Practice
• Family and Child Health – features sub specializations as well
• Public Health Policy and Management

It’s important to note that some of these areas are indeed the core areas of the program as well, but the specialization in a particular field will only increase one’s understanding of it.

MPH Admissions

Several different requirements must be met in order to qualify for acceptance into the MPH program. These include the following:

• Resume or CV
• Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
• 3.0 GPA
• One college level mathematics course
• One college level biology course
• Statement of intent
• GRE or MCAT scores
• International applicants must submit IELTS or TOEFL scores as well.

Additionally, each of the various concentration areas listed above may involve specific admission criteria not listed here.

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MPH Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition costs are charged by the credit hour, with each unit costing 843 dollars for Arizona Residents and 1,527 dollars for out of state residents. The school offers a College of Public Health Merit and Need Scholarship, various initial recruitment awards, and several general scholarships, grants, and teaching assistantships that one can use to help pay for their education.

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