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MPH One Health

Offered On Campus in Tucson

The MPH in One Health is offered as a MEZCOPH interdisciplinary concentration administered through the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The One Health paradigm recognizes that multi-disciplinary efforts at the intersection between humans, animals and their respective environments are needed to solve complex diseases and public health concerns. These approaches to understanding disease can be visible at the local level but also are needed at a global level. The MPH in One Health will train students in the theory and application of utilizing One Health approaches to address complex public health challenges. Expertise is drawn from all three MEZCOPH departments as well as Colleges and Schools across the University.

The One Health curriculum focuses on the interconnectedness of health among human, animal and environmental systems and how to work within a multi-disciplinary team. The most important aspects of working under this model are Collaboration and Partnership; Informatics and Data Management; Culture, Beliefs, Values and Ethics; Leadership; Management; Policy, Advocacy and Regulation; and Systems Thinking – all of which are embedded concepts and competencies in our core MPH courses, required courses and various recommended electives.

Curriculum

Required Core Courses (15 units)

Required Concentration Courses (15 units)

  • EPID 660 Infectious Disease (3)
  • EPID 679 One Health Applications and Practice (3)
  • EPID 596D Public Health Experience – Student Epidemiology Response Team (SAFER) (2)
  • ACBS 570 One Health (3)
  • EPID 909 Internship (4)

Required Electives

Students must take at least one course from each of the four areas (Human, Animal, Environment, Methods). See Recommended Course Sequencing for the full list.

Total Minimum Credit Requirement = 42 units

Application Deadlines

Fall Application Deadlines

Priority:  January 5

Secondary:  March 1

Late:  After March 1, in the event that the program is not full, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 15.

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

Admissions Criteria

Admissions Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree with 3.0 GPA
  • One course in college-level introductory, human, or general biology
  • One course in college algebra or calculus
  • Two letters of recommendation (up to five letters can be submitted)
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of purpose and objectives
  • GRE or MCAT scores required for all applicants
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants
  • Relevant work/volunteer experience strengthens all applications
  • Detailed admissions criteria

How to Apply

Apply online through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for all of the accredited schools and programs of public health.

View more details on the steps to our application process.

Additional Information

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Milestones

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 Advisor
  • Second year is devoted to coursework and Internship project
  • 3rd semester, determine internship project, form Internship Committee and complete all planning items
  • Fourth semester, successfully complete and present internship project at Internship Conference, and submit final internship and graduation items.

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