MAS/MPH Dual Program

The Department of Mexican American studies and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health have formed a partnership that allows eligible students to complete their Master's in Public Health (MPH) and Master's in Mexican American Studies in three (3) years and sixty-five (65) units. Students interested in the dual degree must meet the application citeria for each program.

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 program and policies targeting Latinos.

This program provides subject and research competency on Mexican Americans as well as applied skills for working professionals and graduate students interested in better serving the Mexican American population of the Southwest.

MAS coursework will be in the Latina/o Health and Wellness concentration, which prepares students to conduct culturally competent health research, and to develop health programs targeting Latinos.

How to Apply

To apply, you must complete the Graduate College online application. Follow these steps:

  1. Create a GradApp account
  2. Complete your GradApp profile under "My Account".
  3. Select "Apply to a Program" from the sidebar.
  4. Choose "Degree Seeking" under application type and "Mexican American Studies (MS)" under program of study.
  5. Choose the semester during which you wish to enter the program.
  6. Your application should now be initiated under "My Active Applications."

The application portal is open on a rolling basis, priority for funding is given for applications submitted before January 15 for the following year. For more information, please contact Lucia Echeverria Madera (

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Required Application Material

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Statement of Intent
  • Upload a single-spaced, two- to three-page statement of intent including professional plans, statement of interest in the M.S. program, and background in Mexican American Studies.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • Preferably from former professors or professionals directly acquainted with your work and scholarship. Letters of recommendation from outside the academics may be given less weight in the final analysis). These letters should be current (no more than six months old). They must be on official letterhead.
  • Writing Sample: Upload a 10 - 20 page scholarly paper that demonstrates your mastery of the subject and a clear, cogent writing style. 
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended or are currently attending. Unofficial transcripts must be uploaded with your application. You must submit official transcripts, later on, before you can be officially admitted by the Graduate College
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Visit the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health website for more information on their program. See the MAS/MPH requirement outline.