Earn a Master of Public Health degree in Mexico from a top-ranked U.S. university

The University of Arizona and Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla offer an innovative program that allows students to earn a Master of Public Health from Arizona and UPAEP. The partnership enables students in Mexico to complete a U.S.-accredited degree entirely in Puebla.

Arizona + UPAEP Professors

Arizona and UPAEP professors co-deliver courses at the Puebla campus. Students learn from Arizona faculty, access Arizona resources, and become part of Arizona's network of 295,000 alumni. Innovative course delivery prepares students for an increasingly technical world.

Ranked TOP 1% in the World

The University of Arizona ranks number 69 out of 20,000 schools in the world, according to the Center for World University rankings, and our online bachelors degrees rank #7 in the US according to US News & World Report.

Study Abroad

Students may complete the program entirely in Mexico or study abroad at the Tucson, Arizona campus in the U.S. for a summer, semester, or longer. The palm-tree lined campus is known as one of the most beautiful in the country. The surrounding city features hiking, concerts, and world-class dining.


Earn a degree that will make a difference in your community and the world. Learn how to promote health and prevent diseases and injuries through research, education, and community intervention. You will also focus on eradicating health disparities across populations. Public Health Practice students learn to work in multidisciplinary teams to develop, manage, and evaluate public health programs. Students also obtain skills in the administration and fiscal management of programs that address the health beliefs in a variety of cultures.


A Master of Public Health prepares students for careers such as:

  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Public Health Management Analyst
  • Regional Medical Director
  • Public Health Educator
  • Community Health Worker
  • Health Communication Specialist
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Director of PubIic Health Agencies

UPAEP was created in 1973 as a project conceived by Puebla's citizens. It was led by a group of young entrepreneurs who wanted to make a difference and exercise university freedom and identity. Our educational project took form to become what it is today: an institution committed to seeking and spreading the truth, in congruence with Christian Humanism. Therefore, as our founders did, we are committed to encouraging students to become agents of change and transformation, contributing to the construction of the Common Good.



Once admitted to UPAEP, students receive application instructions from the University of Arizona. Students must meet admissions criteria of both institutions.

English Proficiency

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher, as well as introductory coursework in human or general biology and algebra or calculus.

Students must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Successfully complete English 107 and 108
  • Receive a TOEFL score of 79
  • Receive an IELTS score of 6.5

Contact Us

University of Arizona at
Mtra. Laura Gabriela Nieto
+52 222 229 9400 ext. 7089
Oficina T-114
21 Sur 1103, Barrio de Santiago
CP 72410 Puebla, PUEBLA, MÉXICO