The MDP is a two-year program that includes a field practicum during the summer between the two years. It is ordinarily completed over a 22-month period beginning in a fall semester. The MDP includes four main interdisciplinary fields of study: Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Public Health, and Management. Please details see below, or consult the MDP handbook, to learn more about the curriculum. To find out which courses will be offered in any particular semester, visit the UArizona Course Catalog and Schedule of Classes.
The first year of the MDP program focuses on establishing foundational knowledge and skills, although most students also take some electives. During the second year, students have the opportunity to focus primarily on electives from anywhere within the University (all electives must be 500-level or above and are subject to approval by the MDP Program). Students also complete a summer field practicum.
Most MDP students complete all core courses, unless waived by the program director (usually because a student has taken an equivalent graduate-level course). Not all courses are offered every semester: