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 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.
Required Concentration Courses (17 units)
- EHS/EPID 545 One Health Foundations (3)
- EPID 660 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3)
- EHS 525 A Public Health Lens to Climate Change (3)
- EPID 679 One Health Applications and Practice (3)
- EPID 596D Public Health Experience – Student Epidemiology Response Team (SAFER) (2) (For more information, please visit SAFER)
- EPID 909 Master's Report (3)
Required Electives (9 units)
Students must take at least one course from each of the three areas: Human, Animal/Pathogen, and Environment (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
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.