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Admissions Criteria & Deadlines

The UA Zuckerman College of Public Health offers tremendous opportunities to its students for education, research and community involvement thanks to a locale rich in history, research opportunities, and university academic resources.

Program Admissions Criteria Fall 2015 Deadlines
MPH | Master of Public Health Admissions Criteria Priority: January 5
Secondary: March 1
After March 1, in the event that the program is not full, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for: MD/MPH, Environmental & Occupational Health, Health Services Administration (Phoenix and Tucson), and Public Health Practice (Phoenix).
No other MPH concentrations accept late applications.
MS Biostatistics
PhD Biostatistics
Admissions Criteria Priority: January 5
Secondary: March 1
MS Environmental Health Sciences
PhD Environmental Health Sciences
Admissions Criteria Priority: December 1
Secondary: March 1
After March 1, in the event that the MS/PhD program is not full, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
MS Epidemiology
PhD Epidemiology
Admissions Criteria All applicants: December 1
PhD Health Behavior Health Promotion Admissions Criteria All applicants: January 5
DrPH Maternal & Child Health Admissions Criteria Priority: January 5
Secondary: March 1
DrPH Public Health Policy & Management Admissions Criteria Priority: January 5
Secondary: March 1

Priority Deadline

Students who apply by the priority deadline will be given the highest priority for admissions and consideration for scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply

Please see How to Apply for more information on the application process.

SOPHAS Deadline

Your application must be e-submitted to SOPHAS and all supporting documents must be received by the deadline, including letters of recommendation, transcripts, GRE scores, and TOEFL/IELTS scores. The SOPHAS processing time comes after the deadline, so we anticipate receiving your application 3 to 4 weeks after the deadline.

You will receive an e-mail verification once your application has been received from SOPHAS. Applicants are encouraged to begin the SOPHAS application as early as possible.

Graduate College Deadline

Please submit your supplemental application through the UA Graduate College by the deadline. This application is very short and does not require any supplemental materials.

Spring Deadlines

We do not offer admissions to our degree programs in the spring. If you are interested in taking courses in the spring, you may considering applying to a Certificate Program or to be a Non-Degree Seeking Student.

Financial Assistance

The Zuckerman College of Public Health offers teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and small scholarships to top applicants to the program. More information about tuition and financial assistance.


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