Dual Degree Program: MS/MPH

MAS MS/MPH Information Sheet 

Stephanie Morales, graduate from the MAS/Public Health Dual Program

-Mexican american Studies Requirements (33 units total)-

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 both their Masters in Public Health (MPH) and their M.S. degrees in three years and 65 units.  Students interested in the dual degree must meet application criteria for each program. 

Core Courses (18 Units)

MAS 508 The Mexican American: Cultural Perspectives (3) Fall
MAS 509 Mexican Immigration (3) Spring
MAS 525 Latino Health Disparities (3) F
MAS 560 Chicano Historical Thought (3) F
MAS 580a Advanced Research Methods on Latinos (3) S
MAS 587 Chicana Gender Perspectives (3) S

Electives Courses (9 Units)

Thesis of Examination Option (6 Units)

Thesis Option: MAS 910   Thesis (3-3) (Fall, Spring, & Summer)
Examination Option: 6 elective units 

-Masters of Public Health Requiremts (minimum of 42 units)-

Core Courses

CPH 573A Basic Principles of Epidemiology (3)
CPH 574    Public Health Policy and Management (3)
CPH 575    Environmental and Occupational Health (3)
CPH 576A Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
CPH 577    Sociocultural and Behavioral Aspects of Public Heath (3)

Internship (3-6 units)*

CPH 909 Master's Report "Internship" (3-6 units)

Required Concentration Courses (12-27 units)*

The list of required courses can be found in this catalog listed under each of the MPH disciplines. These requirements may change from year to year and are specific to the year of acceptance into the MPH program.

Electives (1-9 units)*- approved by Faculty Advisor

*The number of units and prerequisite courses varies based on the MPH concentration. A minimum of 50% of credit hours must be unique to each degree and cannot be used for dual credit. 


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