Department of
Urban Health Administration
At Newark

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

Students seeking the MPH in Urban Health Administration degree must complete 45 credits of academic work with a minimum GPA of least 3.0; earn no more than nine (9) credits bearing grades less than “B,” and complete the degree requirements within six years. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

CORE COURSES (15 credits)

  • PHCO 0501 - Health Systems and Policy
  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0503 - Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PHCO 0504 - Introduction to Biostatistics (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0505 - Health Education and Behavioral Science in Public Health

FIELDWORK (6 credits) -- For Students Enrolled Prior to Fall 2016

  • FDWC 0600 - Fieldwork I (1 credit)
  • FDWC 0601 - Fieldwork II (5 credits)

PRACTICUM (6 credits) -- For Students Enrolled Fall 2016 and After

  • PRAC 0705 - Practicum I (1 credit)
  • PRAC 0707 - Practicum IIA (2 credits)
  • PRAC 0709 - Practicum IIB (3 credits)

REQUIRED COURSES (15 credits)

  • URHA 0503 - Introduction to Urban Health
  • URHA 1563 - Research Design (Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration)
  • BIST 0535 - Biometrics Computing
  • -also select one track-

  • URHA 1659 - Health Care Finance (Rutgers SPAA)
  • URHA 1682 - Health Care Management (Rutgers SPAA)
  • -also-

  • URHA 1542 - Public Budgeting Systems (Rutgers SPAA)
  • URHA 1622 - Managing Public Organizations (Rutgers SPAA)

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSES (9 credits)

  • Courses in public health and public administration as approved by advisor.