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Admission Process

Students must formally apply to the Graduate Certificate in MCH Epidemiology following a two-step process:

Step One-Apply to the certificate program by mail and submit the following application materials:

Copy of symbol.gif   Application form

Copy of symbol.gif   Official transcripts from all accredited institutions attended (Bachelor's degree with a minimum grade-point 

       average of 3.0) Anyone with a bachelor’s degree in any science field is qualified to apply.

Copy of symbol.gif   Personal statement describing reasons for wanting to enroll in the certificate program (one-page single


Copy of symbol.gif   A resume/CV (educational background, job experiences, current job description indicating

     MCH population served)

Copy of symbol.gif  One letter of recommendation from a person familiar with the applicant’s professional


Copy of symbol.gif   A letter from supervisor granting support to complete the program 

There is no fee for this application.

In reviewing these materials, priority will be given to applicants who:

Copy of symbol.gif  Have completed, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree

Copy of symbol.gif  Have a 3.0 GPA

Copy of symbol.gif  Are mid-career MCH practitioners

Copy of symbol.gif  Are minority professionals (American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, black or African American, Hispanic or

     Latino, and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander)

Copy of symbol.gif  Work in a rural and/or underserved area, and

Copy of symbol.gif  Have a letter of support from their employers

Mail completed application materials by March 1, 2013 to:

John Ehiri PhD

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health University of Arizona

1295 N. Martin Avenue A256

Campus POB: 245163

Tucson, Arizona 85724

Tel: (520) 626-1355     Fax: (520) 626-2914



Financial assistance will be granted to a limited number of students.  The scholarships will be provided through a grant awarded by HRSA/MCHB.

Eligible individuals can enroll in the program at their own cost.

Step two: Once applicants have been admitted to the certificate program, applicants must apply online through the University of Arizona Graduate College. We will provide all the information you need to submit this online application.

Once you have been admitted by the UA Graduate College, Outreach College will manage your's course registration for the Graduate Certificate in Maternal and Child Epidemiology.