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Public Health Practice

Based at the Phoenix Campus

The Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice is an interdisciplinary College-wide program that prepares students to develop the public health skills needed to work in a variety of governmental and non-governmental settings including the local, county and state departments of health, the Indian Health Service, Medicaid and Medicare programs, hospitals, and community health centers.

Students learn to work effectively as part of multidisciplinary teams to develop, manage and evaluate public health programs designed to address health disparate populations.

The Public Health Practice concentration is geared toward students who are able to enroll in courses that utilize a combination of on-line, video conference, and in person teaching modalities.  Students selecting the public health practice program should possess an academic background in a public health related field and/or experience working or volunteering within at least one public health program.

Course work includes subject matter in the core areas of public health:

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental and occupational health
  • Public health policy and management
  • Socio-cultural and behavioral aspects of public health

Students obtain additional skills in the administration and fiscal management of programs that address the health beliefs in a variety of cultures.

Public Health Practice Curriculum

Public Health Practice MPH Concentration Competencies and Assessment Methods

Total Minimum Credit Requirement = 42 units

Required Core Courses (15 units)

Required Public Health Practice Courses (21 units)

Required Elective Courses (minimum 6 units)

Approved by Faculty Mentor

Recommended Course Sequencing for Full Time Students

Phoenix Office

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health - Phoenix Campus
714 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 119
Phoenix, Arizona 85006

Contact Kim Barnes, MPH, Phoenix Coordinator at (602) 827-2070 or for more information regarding the Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice program.

The University of Arizona