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Health Behavior Health Promotion 

University of Arizona

Ph.D. On Campus
24 months
20126 USD/year
20126 USD/year
11938 USD/year
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The PhD in Health Behavior Health Promotion (HBHP) is offered by the Department of Health Promotion Sciences from University of Arizona.

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The doctoral degree program in Health Behavior Health Promotion from University of Arizona has an emphasis on the biological, behavioral, and socio-cultural determinants of health and health behavior, as well as the interventions and policies aimed at improving community and population health.  

The doctoral program offers a diverse and challenging curriculum addressing health behavior health promotion theory, knowledge and skills for working on health issues within the diverse communities of the Southwestern United States.

Outstanding course performance and strong evidence for research interest and aptitude in health behavior health promotion is required for all admitted students.  A bachelor's degree is required for entry into the PhD program.  However, applicants without a prior related master’s degree will complete a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in route to their PhD in Health Behavior Health Promotion. 

The MSPH develops the student's ability to think critically, develop and execute research, while also providing depth in health behavior health promotion, epidemiology and biostatistics, essential skills of a future PhD student and health promotion health behavior scholar.

Educational Opportunity

The MSPH is not a stand-alone degree; students interested in graduate studies in HBHP who are uncertain of a research career focus are encouraged to discuss applying for the Master of Public Health (MPH) with department faculty and MEZCOPH’s Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs. The MPH with a concentration in HBHP affords sound preparation for the PhD program while foremost being designed as a functional terminal degree for immediate workforce entry.

The doctoral program requires approximately four to five years for completion. The first two years of this time are usually devoted to coursework, the comprehensive doctoral examinations, and development of doctoral research. The program is research oriented and centers on a major research project.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biostatistics for Research 
  • Public Health Fundamentals for Researchers 
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health 
  • Evaluating the Public Health Literature 
  • Advanced Research Methods in Health Promotion 
  • Health Behavior Health Promotion Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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63 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required for MSPH applicants
  • Master's degree in the area of health behavior or health promotion or similar field required for PhD applicants
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of purpose and objectives
  • Research statement
  • Writing sample
  • Mission and values statement
  • GRE scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5969 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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