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Helping local and global communities

SCNM is proud to partner with University of Arizona’s Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to enable SCNM students to complete their Master of Public Health program while enrolled at SCNM. Preventative care and patient support are pillars of every naturopathic doctor’s practice. Through this program you will gain the specialized skills and academic knowledge to make positive public health changes in both local and global communities. Classes will be delivered online and at University of Arizona’s downtown Phoenix campus.

Admission Requirements

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

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.

Please note that there are additional requirements for application to this program beyond what is required to apply to SCNM including:

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

Visit the MPH admission criteria page for full admission requirements.

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

Program Concentrations

Students may choose one of the following concentrations offered at the Phoenix campus:

Health Services Administration (HSA): prepares students to develop the skills needed to work in a variety of health related organizations such as health systems, health agencies, third party payers and/or health care supply chain organizations in both governmental and non-governmental settings.

Public Health Practice (PHP): develops the public health skills needed to work in a variety of governmental and non-governmental settings including the local, county and state departments of health, the Indian Health Service, Medicaid and Medicare programs, hospitals, and community health centers.

Tuition and Financial Aid

See the tuition and fees page to learn more about program costs.

Tuition costs will vary depending on Arizona residency status. Please note that Arizona participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), which makes high-quality, distinctive graduate programs and healthcare-related programs available to students of the West, at the Arizona resident tuition rate, if you are a resident of Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming.

Students are not allowed to receive financial aid from two institutions so you will need to pay for the MPH program through private or alternate loans.