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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.

Kristen Pogreba-Brown, PhD, MPH - Program Director

One Health 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 page 2 of the Recommended Course Sequencing for the full list.

Recommended Course Sequencing for Full-Time Students

Total Minimum Credit Requirement = 42 units

The University of Arizona