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Non-Degree Seeking Students

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.

Application Process

Apply online to be a non-degree seeking student

More detailed information about Graduate College application requirements

Course Registration

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 Term Offered
Online
Term Offered
On-Campus
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 coph-certificate@email.arizona.edu or 520-626-2112.

Important Academic Dates

UA Academic Calendar

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.

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