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Welcome to the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health!

Arizona's first and only accredited college of public health, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is uniquely situated in the culturally rich and diverse Southwest.

Distinguished for our outstanding community-based research and for our focus on eliminating health disparities, the Zuckerman College of Public Health offers opportunities to students for education, research, and community involvement. The College's interdisciplinary activities are enhanced by being part of the Health Sciences Center with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix.

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has held continuous accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 2003 and is accredited through December 31, 2027.

Graduate Admissions
Admissions Criteria and Deadlines
Learn more about our graduate degree programs, requirements, and application deadlines.
How to Apply
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Graduate Admissions Events
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Meet Our Students
Get to know some of our graduate students.
International Students
Find admissions information specific to international students.
Online MPH Admission
For individuals interested in completing an MPH all online
Certificate Admissions
Explore graduate certificate programs.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
Information for students who would like to take a class or two.
Tuition & Financial Assistance
Tuition and fees for all programs, and learn about financial assistance opportunities.
Visiting Campus
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Office of Student Services
Meet our award-winning team!

Academic Programs

Section Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Bachelor of Arts in Wellness and Health Promotion Practice
Environmental Health Sciences
Global Health
Health Behavior Health Promotion
Health Services Administration
(Phoenix or Tucson)
Maternal & Child Health
One Health


Public Health Policy and Management
Public Health Practice
(Phoenix-based program)
Dual Degree Programs
  • MD/MPH
  • JD/MPH
  • PharmD/MPH
  • MPH/MA Latin American Studies
  • MPH/MS Mexican American Studies
Graduate Certificate Programs

About Our Students

  Undergraduate Students Graduate Students
Female 79% 83 / 69.7%
Male 21% 36 / 31%
African American 17 / 5.8% 23 / 6.5%
Asian American 17 / 5.8% 45 / 12.7%
Hispanic/Latinx 105 / 35.6% 74 / 21%
Native American 11 / 3.7% 13 / 3.7%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 7 / 2.4% 0 / 0%
Multiethnic/Other 16 / 5.4% 6 / 1.7%
White 119 / 40.3% 172 / 48.7%
International 3 / 1.0% 21 / 5.9%
Arizona resident 85% 69.7%
Out-of-state 14% 24.4%
International 1% 5.9%
Program Total Students
Undergraduate Pre-Public Health Majors  
Undergraduate Public Health Majors 295
On Campus MPH students 237
Online MPH Students 231
MS, PhD, DrPH students 117


Highlights of the College

Focus on chronic diseases
including diabetes, obesity, and cancer.
Health disparities and community-based participatory research
with expertise in Hispanic and American Indian health.
Global health
with projects along the US/Mexico border, Nepal, China, Kenya, and other parts of the world.
Outstanding service learning opportunities
with intensive, week-long courses on border health, rural health, urban health, and maternal and child health.
The College of Public Health consistently ranks among the top 5 of the 49 accredited schools of public health for American Indian and Hispanic students, and is home to a large cohort of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
Active student groups
including the Public Health Student Alliance, the Global Health Alliance, and the Student Environmental Health Sciences Association.
State of the art facilities
Drachman Hall was built in 2006 and features high-tech, comfortable classroom space.
Small school of public health
with small, discussion-based classes and strong faculty mentoring.
Tucson & Phoenix
have 350 days of sun each year and outstanding opportunities for hiking, cycling, and other outdoor activities.

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