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MPH/ND Degree

Students interested in earning a master’s degree in public health (MPH) and their naturopathic medical degree (ND) can now do so more easily thanks to an agreement with the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) at the University of Arizona.

Students must apply and be accepted into both programs in order to qualify. For the master’s degree in public health, students can choose to concentrate in either public health practice (PHP) or in health services administration (HSA).

SCNM students must apply directly to the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health through SOPHAS, the public health programs centralized application.

Please note that there are additional requirements beyond what is required to apply to SCNM, including:

  • GRE or MCAT
  • College algebra, statistics, or a more advanced math course, such as calculus
  • 3 letters of recommendation

When applying through SOPHAs, please indicate your interest in the MPH/ND degree in the One Concise Statement under the “Additional Questions” section. You can learn more about the MPH program and admissions requirements by participating in online info sessions. Visit publichealth/arizona.edu for more info.

SCNM accepts the following course credit from MEZCOPH (when completed with a grade of C or better) toward the completion of the ND degree.  Credit from MEZCOPH is recognized toward a student’s requirement of 12-20 selective credits. No more than 6 semester credits (9 quarter credits) may be transferred from either the PHP or HSA concentration from MEZCOPH.

 MEZCOPH does not currently accept any transfer credit from SCNM toward the completion of the Masters in Public Health degree.


More Information

Our Student Advisor and Engagement Coordinator is here to help.  Contact Jen Turtschanow at 480.222.9232 or j.turtschanow@scnm.edu to learn more.