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Dual Degree Programs

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has partnered with the College of Medicine, College of Law, the College of Pharmacy, the Eller College of Management, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences to administer six dual degree programs. Students have the opportunity to earn two complementary degrees simultaneously. Dual degree applicants are required to meet the application deadlines, testing requirements, and submit program fees to each program independently. Academically, students are expected to fulfill the basic requirements of each program with the inclusion of course work that satisfies the requirements of both programs.


Medicine

MD/MPH Dual Degrees

There are two MD/MPH dual degree programs with the College of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix respectively. The programs are designed to prepare future clinicians for community-engaged, evidence-based, and socially-responsible medical practice. These goals are achieved in an interprofessional setting that emphasizes respect for people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, cultures, and national origins. Students' pursuit of knowledge and preparation for leadership will be guided by academic and clinical mentors who foster inquisitiveness, open-mindedness, compassion, and resilience. The dual degree programs provide students with training in core public health competencies. The curricula are intended to enhance the graduate's ability to provide high quality medical care by using public health knowledge and skills to plan, implement, and evaluate policies that affect the health of communities. These skills complement the pathophysiologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic training provided by the College of Medicine that is intended to treat individual patients.


Medicine - Tucson Campus

Dual Degree with Public Health Policy and Management

The MD/MPH in Public Health Policy and Management curriculum comprises 42 units of coursework and experiential learning that leads to a Master's of Public Health (MPH) degree in Public Health Policy and Management (PHPM). All students must complete 16 units of public health courses, 12 units of required PHPM courses, 6 units of applied practice experience, including the internship, and 8 units of elective credit. With approval of the Program Director, students may use up to 8 units of College of Medicine coursework to fulfill the elective requirements. More information about the MD/MPH Dual Degree Program in Tucson is available on the College of Medicine-Tucson website.

Total Minimum Credit Requirement = 42 units to complete the MPH degree in the Public Health Policy and Management concentration (in addition to the medical school curriculum). The MPH requirements are summarized below:

MPH in PHPM - Minimum Credit Requirements (42 units)

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Required Core Courses (16 units)

  • EPID 573A Basic Principles of Epidemiology (3)
  • PHPM 574 Public Health Policy and Management (3)
  • EHS 575 Environmental and Occupational Health (3)
  • BIOS 576A Biostatistics in Public Health (3)
  • HPS 577 Sociocultural and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (3)
  • PHPM 580 Integrated Public Health Learning Experience (1)
  • Internship Preparation Workshop (required; non-credit)
  • Interprofessional Education Activities (documentation required; non-credit)

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Required PHPM Courses (12 units)

  • PHPM 510 The US Health Care System (3)
  • PHPM 567 Public Health Leadership & Management (3)
  • PHPM 569 Fundamentals of Health Budgeting and Financial Management (3)
  • PHPM 617 Advanced Public Health Policy Analysis (3)

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Required PHPM Experiential Learning Courses (6 units)

  • PHPM 696P Public Health Policy and Management Field Seminar (2)
  • PHPM 909 Master's Report "Internship" (3)
  • Service Learning Course (1)

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Electives (minimum 8 units) - Approved by Faculty Advisor


Medicine - Phoenix Campus

Dual Degree with Clinical Leadership

The MD/MPH Clinical Leadership Degree comprises 42 units of coursework and experiential learning that leads to a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Clinical Leadership. More information about the MD/MPH Dual Degree Program in Phoenix is available on the College of Medicine-Phoenix website.

Total Minimum Credit Requirement = 42 units to complete the MPH degree in Clinical Leadership (in addition to the medical school curriculum). The MPH requirements are summarized below:

MDMPH Phoenix Clinical Leadership Concentration Competencies (PDF)

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MPH in Clinical Leadership Minimum Credit Requirements (42 units)

  • EPID 573A Basic Principles of Epidemiology (3)
  • PHPM 574 Public Health Policy and Management (3)
  • EHS 575 Environmental and Occupational Health (3)
  • BIOS 576A Biostatistics in Public Health (3)
  • HPS 577 Sociocultural and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (3)
  • PHPM 580 Integrated Public Health Learning Experience (1)
  • PHPM 570 Issues and Trends in Public Health (3)
  • PHPM 696I Clinical Leadership and Administration (4)
  • PHP 572 Applied Public Health Practice (3)
  • PHPM 909 Master's Report (internship) (11)
  • Electives (5)
  • Interprofessional Education Activities (documentation required; non-credit)
  • Internship Preparation Workshop (required; non-credit)

Further information regarding the MD/MPH Dual Degree Program in Phoenix is available on the College of Medicine website.


Latin American Studies

Offered On Campus in Tucson

The MPH/MA Dual Degree Program allows students to earn a Master of Public Health and a Master of Arts degree in Latin American Studies. This dual degree program offers students the opportunity for interdisciplinary study allowing them to customize their dual degree by selecting any one of eight MPH concentration areas, and by taking electives addressing issues relevant to Latin American populations.


Mexican American Studies

Offered On Campus in Tucson

The MPH/MS Dual Degree Program allows students to earn a Master of Public Health and a Master of Science degree in Mexican American Studies. This dual degree program offers students the opportunity for interdisciplinary study allowing them to customize their dual degree by selecting any one of eight MPH concentration areas, and by taking electives addressing issues relevant to Mexican American and Latino populations. Students gain an advanced understanding of the Mexican American and Latino populations in the United States that prepares them to develop culturally-competent public health programs and policies targeting Latinos.


Law

Offered On Campus in Tucson

The JD/MPH Dual Degree Program is offered jointly by the University of Arizona College of Law and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. The dual degree program allows a student to earn a Juris Doctor degree (JD) and a Master of Public Health (MPH). The objective of the program is to support and encourage individuals with an interest in public health studies in the development of interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in preparation for a career in health law, public health policy, or a related field.

This dual degree program offers students the opportunity for interdisciplinary study allowing them to customize their dual degree by selecting any one of eight MPH concentration areas and by taking electives addressing issues relevant to public health law.

The Law and Public Health (JD/MPH) dual degree is designed to train leaders in the field of public health law. Graduates are prepared for positions in a variety of settings, including work in a health law or environmental section of a law firm; positions in local, state, and federal government; research or advocacy jobs in nongovernmental organizations; or posts in academia.


Business Administration

Offered On Campus in Tucson

The MPH/MBA Dual Degree Program is offered in partnership by the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Eller College of Management. The dual degree program allows a student to earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in three years upon the completion of a minimum of 78-87 units in Public Health and Business Administration. This dual degree program offers students the opportunity for interdisciplinary study by allowing them to customize their dual degree by selecting any one of eight MPH concentration areas.


Pharmacy

Offered On Campus in Tucson and Phoenix

The Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Public Health (PharmD/MPH) is offered jointly by the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. The dual degree program allows students to simultaneously earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and a Master of Public Health. This PharmD/MPH combines the complementary strengths of the College of Pharmacy and the Zuckerman College of Public Health to provide students with an integrated curriculum focusing on knowledge and ingenuity in the delivery of pharmaceutical care within the broader population based public health environment. View the PharmD/MPH flyer!

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