Offered On Campus in Tucson
The MPH in Family and Child Health is offered by the Department of Health Promotion Sciences. The Family and Child Health Concentration (FCH) provides students a curriculum that addresses the history and current status of the socioeconomic, cultural, political, and physiological issues that affect the health of women, children, and families. Each student, under the guidance of a faculty mentor, will develop an individualized plan of study for his or her specialized area of interest. In addition, in consultation with a faculty mentor, each student will select elective courses that align with his or her specific area of interest.
The FCH concentration encourages a variety of health care professionals to apply to this program, including health educators, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, and physicians. Students with backgrounds in a variety of social sciences who have public health experience outside of FCH are also encouraged to apply.
Required FCH Courses (19 units)
- HPS 586 Maternal and Child Health (3)
- EPID 630 Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (3)
- HPS 696H Maternal & Child Health Seminar (1)
- HPS 588 Adolescent Health (3)
- Select Two Service Learning Courses (597 course within the College) (2)
- HPS 909 Master's Report (4)
- One Planning and/or Evaluation Course (from approved list - consult with Faculty Mentor) (3)
Electives (minimum 7 units)
Total MPH Minimum Credit Requirements = 42 units
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):
- Attend mandatory new student orientation
- First year is devoted to course work
- Attend fall and spring semester MPH Internship Conference
- Each Spring, complete an Annual Progress Report with Faculty Mentor
- Second year is devoted to coursework and Internship project
- 3rd semester, determine internship project, form Internship Committee and complete all planning items
- Complete two interprofessional education (IPE) activities before graduation
- Fourth semester, successfully complete and present internship project at Internship Conference, and submit final internship and graduation items.