Dual M.S./MPH Program Overview

Mexican American Studies - M.S.
Lucia Echeverria Madera
Program Coordinator
lemadera@arizona.edu | (520) 621-0039

Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health - MPH
Tanya Nemec, MPH, CHES
MPH Program Coordinator
tjnemec7@arizona.edu | (520) 626-3204

All graduate students in a Mexican American Studies program will be evaluated by MAS faculty and also by the Graduate College. The Graduate College has set minimum and essential requirements need for the completion of graduate degrees which are embedded into the MAS M.S. degree requirements. 

This dual degree program offers students the opportunity for interdisciplinary study allowing them to customize their dual degree by selecting one of three MAS concentration areas, one of eight Public Health concentration areas and by taking electives addressing issues relevant to Mexican American and Latino populations. The minimum of 50%of credit hours must be unique to each degree and cannot be used for dual credit. Students work with each program's advisors to determine their specific course requirements. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (M.S. in Mexican American Studies)

The M.S. in Mexican American studies requires 33 units:

Course Work: 18 Units
MAS 508 The Mexican American: Cultural Perspectives (3)
MAS 509 Mexican Immigration (3) Spring
MAS 525 Latino Health Disparities (3)
MAS 566 Decolonial Chicana Theory (3)
MAS 580a Advanced Research Methods on Latinos (3)
MAS Course based on student's specialization

Elective: 9 Units
see elective course option in MAS HandbookLook for courses taught by MAS core faculty, affiliated faculty and courses offered in the following departments:

Anthropology                                             Political Science 
College of Public Health                           Psychology
Gender and Women's Studies                 Sociology 
History                                                      Spanish and Portuguese 
Language, Reading, and Cultures           Teacher and Teacher Education

Choose Thesis or Oral Examination 
Students have the option of choosing to 1) write a Thesis paper or 2) present three (3) 15-paged papers written in MAS courses in an Oral Presentation to MAS Committee.

+ If the student has chosen the Thesis Option, the student will need to register in six (6) MAS 910  Thesis units
+ If the student has chosen the Oral Examination Option, the student will need to register in 6 elective units 

See more information in the MAS Handbook - for the M.S. Program


Below is an outline of the degree requirements set by the College of Public Health. For detailed information or inquires, please contact Tanya Nemec MPH Program Coordinator | tjnemec7@arizona.edu for more information.
*Our department cannot provide advising or consultations for the Master's in Public Health. 

A Master's in Public Health requires a minimum of 42 units:

Course Work: 16 Units
> Internship Preparation Workshop (required, non-credit; semester before internship begins)
> Interprofessional Education Activities (documentation required, non-credit)

Internship: 3 - 6 units
*909 Master's Report "Internship"

Internship: 11 - 23 Units

Required Concentration Course: 11-23 units
List of required courses can be found in the curriculum guide listed under each of the MPH discipline. 

Electives 3-12 Units
Approved by Faculty Mentor