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MPH One Health

Offered On Campus in Tucson

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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.

Unique Strengths

The MEZCOPH One Health program bridges faculty from ten colleges and almost two dozen departments at the University of Arizona, including the College of Public Health, College of Medicine and the College of Veterinary Sciences. Faculty in One Health have expertise in the following areas:

  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Vector Borne and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases
  • Border and Rural Health
  • Water Safety and Security
  • Environmental Health
  • Human Exposure Science
  • One Health at the Local, State and National Levels
  • Agriculture/Surveillance Systems for Human and Animal Diseases
  • Outbreak Investigations
  • Antimicrobial Resistance/Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Infectious Disease Modeling
  • Microbial and Chemical Risk Assessment
  • Climate Change
  • Animal Shelters

 

In addition, we offer a diverse student body with a low student to faculty ratio. We value an effective advising and mentoring environment. The rich research diversity, with interdisciplinary, community-based programs, results in a robust learning atmosphere ripe for student engagement with the community, with researchers and within advanced laboratories.


Curriculum

One Health MPH Concentration Competencies

Required Core Courses (16 units)

Required Concentration Courses (14 units)

Required Electives

Students must take at least one course from each of the four areas: Human, Animal/Pathogen, Environment, and Methods (can be found on pages 3-4 in the link below). See Recommended Course Sequencing for the full list.

Total Minimum Credit Requirement = 42 units

Recommended Course Sequencing for Full-Time Students

Application Deadlines

Fall Application Deadlines

Priority:  January 5

Secondary:  April 1

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
  • Mission and values statement
  • GRE or MCAT scores (some waivers apply, see detailed admissions criteria)
  • 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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International Students > Find admissions information specific to international students.

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 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.

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