Department of
Urban-Global Public Health
At Newark and New Brunswick

Competencies for the
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Urban Health Administration
(45 credits)

Each Department identifies competencies for each degree offered. These competencies reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and other attributes that a student will acquire as a result of completing the requirements for a particular degree.

Upon graduation, a student completing the MPH curriculum in Urban Health Administration will be able to:

  • Identify the health status of U.S. urban populations and their related determinants;
  • Identify the structure and function of health-related systems in U.S. cities;
  • Demonstrate skills in policy and program planning, development, and evaluation;
  • Apply leadership skills to create health partnerships and build coalitions to improve public health;
  • Apply leadership and management principles to administer health-related organizations;
  • Utilize budgeting, human resource management, and financial management in health-related organizations; and
  • Apply quality improvement principles and methods to enhance health outcomes and the performance and productivity of health organizations.