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Admissions Criteria & Deadlines

The UA Zuckerman College of Public Health offers tremendous opportunities to its students for education, research and community involvement thanks to a locale rich in history, research opportunities, and university academic resources. 

Program Admissions Criteria Fall 2025 Deadlines

MPH | Master of Public Health


  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Family & Child Health
  • Global Health
  • Health Behavior Health Promotion
  • Health Services Administration (Phoenix & Tucson)
  • One Health
  • Public Health Policy & Management
  • Public Health Practice (Phoenix)
  • MD/MPH (Phoenix & Tucson)

Admissions Criteria

Priority:  January 15
Final:  April 1

Online MPH | Master of Public Health

Admissions Criteria

Spring 2024:  November 1
Summer 2024:  March 1
Fall 2024: July 1

MS Biostatistics
PhD Biostatistics

Admissions Criteria

Priority:  December 15
Final:  April 1

MS Environmental Health Sciences
PhD Environmental Health Sciences

Admissions Criteria

Priority:  December 15
Final:  April 1

MS Epidemiology
PhD Epidemiology

Admissions Criteria

Priority:  December 15 (Final Deadline for PhD)
Final:  April 1

MSPH / PhD Health Behavior Health Promotion

Admissions Criteria

One Deadline:  December 15

DrPH Maternal & Child Health

Admissions Criteria

One Deadline: December 15

DrPH Public Health Policy & Management

Admissions Criteria

Priority: December 15
Final:  April 1

Priority Deadline

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

How to Apply

Please see How to Apply for more information on the application process.

SOPHAS Deadline

Your application must be e-submitted to SOPHAS and all supporting documents must be received by the deadline, including letters of recommendation, transcripts, GRE scores, and TOEFL/IELTS scores. The SOPHAS processing time comes after the deadline, so we anticipate receiving your application 3 to 4 weeks after the deadline.

You will receive an e-mail verification once your application has been received from SOPHAS. Applicants are encouraged to begin the SOPHAS application as early as possible.

Graduate College Deadline

Please submit your short supplemental application through the UA Graduate College by the deadline. 

Spring Deadlines

Our Online MPH program is the only degree program that admits for the spring term. If you are interested in taking courses for an on campus program in the spring, you may considering applying to a Certificate Program or to be a Non-Degree Seeking Student.

Financial Assistance

The Zuckerman College of Public Health offers teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and small scholarships to top applicants to the program. More information about tuition and financial assistance.


If you have questions, please contact our Director of Admissions at or 520.626.3201.

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