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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 2019 Deadlines

MPH | Master of Public Health


  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Family & Child 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 5
Secondary:  April 1
Final Deadline:  June 1 for the US applicants to the following MPH concentrations:

  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Health Services Administration (Phoenix & Tucson)
  • Public Health Practice (Phoenix)
  • MD/MPH Phoenix
  • MD/MPH Tucson

No other MPH concentrations accept late applications.

Online MPH | Master of Public Health Admissions Criteria Spring 2019:  November 1
Summer 2019:  March 1
Fall 2019:  July 1
MS Biostatistics
PhD Biostatistics
Admissions Criteria Priority:  December 1
Secondary:  April 1
Final Deadline:  June 1 (for US applicants to the MS only)
MS Environmental Health Sciences
PhD Environmental Health Sciences
Admissions Criteria Priority:  December 1
Secondary:  April 1
Final Deadline:  June 1 (for US applicants only)
MS Epidemiology
PhD Epidemiology
Admissions Criteria Priority:  December 1
Final:  April 1
PhD Health Behavior Health Promotion Admissions Criteria Priority:  December 1
Final:  April 1
DrPH Maternal & Child Health Admissions Criteria Priority:  December 1
Final:  April 1
DrPH Public Health Policy & Management Admissions Criteria Priority:  December 1
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 Amy Glicken, Director of Admissions, at or 520.626.3201.

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