Dual M.S. in MAS and Public Health


The Department of Mexican American studies and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health have formed a partnership that allows eligible student to complete both their Master's in Public Health (MPH) and their 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 criteria 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.

►The concentration in Latina/o Health and Wellness prepares students to conduct culturally competent health research, and to develop health programs targeting Latinos.


The department application is available through the Graduate College Application:(GradApp). The priority deadline for Fall semester is January 15th (for domestic and international applicants). However, we also do rolling admissions for this program. Therefore, the final application deadline for Fall is April 15th and September 15th for Spring applicants. 

Note: Students will need to apply to both programs, Mexican American Studies and Public Health, separately.

TERM Priority Date Rolling Date
Fall Term January 15th April 15th 
Spring Term   September 15th 



Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate work (last 60 units) is the minimum requirement for admission to our program.
Statement of Intent: (single-spaced, two-to-three pages) This statement should include professional plans, statement of interest in the M.S. program, and background in Mexican American Studies
Writing Sample: A 10-20 page scholarly paper that demonstrates your mastery of the subject and a clear, cogent writing style.
Three Letters of Recommendation, preferably from former professors or professionals directly acquainted with your work and scholarship.
Curriculum Vitae/ Resume.
One Unofficial Transcript from each college you have attended.
GRE Scores: Optional. As of Fall 2021, we as a department have decided to waive the GRE scores as a requirement.

Application for the Master's Program is offered through the Graduate College Application:(GradApp). For any assistance or questions throughout the application process, contact the MAS Program Coordinator Lucia Echeverria Madera at 520-621-0039 or lemadera@arizona.edu.

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