The University of Arizona

MPH - Public Health Policy and Management

The MPH in Public Health Policy and Management is offered by the Division 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. 

Public Health Policy and Management Curriculum

Public Health Policy and Management MPH Concentration Competencies and Assessment Methods         

Total Minimum Credit Requirement (45 units)        

REQUIRED CORE COURSES (15 units)

REQUIRED PHPM COURSES (18 units)

ELECTIVE COURSES (minimum 12 units) (approved by Faculty Mentor)* 

Suggested PHPM Listing of Elective Courses*

*Please consult with Faculty Mentor regarding other University courses which would fulfill 12 unit elective requirement.

Recommended Course Sequencing for Full-Time Students

Public Health Policy and Management Faculty

Gail Barker PhD, MBA
Senior Lecturer
UA Phoenix Plaza Building Suite 119

Leila Barraza J.D., M.P.H
Assistant Professor
Drachman Hall A245

Associate Dean for Community Programs
Drachman Hall A202

Professor, Public Health Policy and Management Section, Director, Center for Rural Health
Drachman Hall

Howard Eng Dr.PH, MS, RPh
Assistant Professor in Public Health and Pharmacy Practice
Drachman Hall A241

Joe Gerald MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Drachman Hall A227

Michael Halpern MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor & Chair, PHPM Section
Drachman Hall A247

Assistant Professor


Director of Phoenix Programs, Associate Professor
Building 4 - UA Phoenix Plaza Room 119G

Assistant Professor
Drachman Hall A216

Assistant Professor
Drachman Hall

Joe Tabor PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Drachman Hall