Students with a bachelor's degree who do not plan to seek a degree, or who are not yet admitted to a College of Public Health graduate program, may enroll in courses at the College of Public Health. Up to 12 credits can be taken in the College of Public Health as a non-degree seeking student. Should a student later be admitted to a degree program, up to 12 units of graduate credit earned as a non-degree seeking student may be applied toward a graduate degree (up to 3 credits can count toward a certificate program). Curriculum requirements vary by program and concentration area.
More detailed information about Graduate College application requirements
Graduate non-degree seeking students are welcome to take College of Public Health courses, if space is available on the course roster (College of Public Health graduate degree-seeking and certificate students have priority). Please note that some courses have prerequisites and/or require instructor approval. For a full list of courses, please visit the MEZCOPH Course Schedule.
For courses affiliated with our certificate programs (listed below), non-degree seeking students register and pay through the Outreach College. For all other courses, students register and pay through their student account on UAccess.
Because they are required for every student in the MPH program, non-degree seeking students often take one or more of the core MPH courses (listed below in bold).
|Courses - Register through Outreach||
|Affiliated Certificate Program(s)|
|CPH 507 Health Care Economics & Policy||n/a||Spring||Health Admin|
|CPH 515 Strategic Planning||n/a||Fall||Health Admin|
|CPH 528 Fundamentals of Global Health & Development||Fall||n/a||Global Health|
|CPH 529 Project Design & Evaluation in Global Health & Development||Fall||n/a||Global Health|
|CPH 530 Nutrition in Global Health & Development||Spring||n/a||Global Health|
|CPH 534 Infectious Diseases, Global Health & Development||Spring||n/a||Global Health|
|CPH 536 Project Design, Implementation & Evaluation in MCH||Fall||n/a||MCH Epidemiology|
|CPH 540 Micro-finance & Micro-credit, Global Health & Development||Summer||n/a||Global Health|
|CPH 552 Cultural Competence for MCH Care||Summer||n/a||MCH Epidemiology|
|CPH 554 MCH Health Information & Data Systems||Summer||n/a||MCH Epidemiology|
|CPH 562 Health Services Administration||n/a||Fall||Health Admin|
|CPH 569 Fundamentals of Budget & Finance||n/a||Fall||Health Admin|
|CPH/EPID 573A Basic Principles of Epidemiology||Fall & Summer||Fall & Spring||Public Health / ACTR|
|CPH 574 Public Health Policy & Management||Fall||Fall & Spring||Public Health|
|CPH 575 Environmental & Occupational Health||Summer||Fall & Spring||Public Health|
|CPH/EPID 576A Biostatistics for Public Health||Spring||Fall||Public Health / ACTR|
|CPH/EPID 576b Biostatistics for Research||Fall||Spring||ACTR|
|CPH 577 Sociocultural & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health||Fall||Fall & Spring||Public Health|
|CPH 586 Maternal & Child Health||Fall||Spring - Register through UAccess||MCH Epidemiology|
|CPH/EPID 555 Topics in MCH Epidemiology||Spring||Spring - Register through UAccess||MCH Epidemiology|
|CPH 641 Advanced Health Care Administration||n/a||Spring||Health Admin|
*Please note that students can transfer only one course taken in graduate non-degree status into the certificate programs. If you have questions regarding the admission into the certificate programs or transfer of credit, please be in touch with the Certificate Programs Coordinator at email@example.com or 520-626-2112.
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Financial Aid for Non-Degree Seeking Students
Students in Non-Degree status are typically not eligible for federal financial aid or for any financial assistance offered by The University of Arizona or the College of Public Health.
Prospective students who wish to use the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) benefit associated with employment in the three Arizona state universities should contact the Certificate Programs Coordinator for additional information since the QTR benefit may not be used for courses administered through the UA Outreach College.
If you have submitted an application for a graduate degree-seeking program, you may file a Financial Aid Petition for Graduate Preparatory Work (#13 on the list) to apply for loans.