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Urban — Global Public Health

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

**UPDATE** Please note we are no longer accepting applications for the MPH in Urban Health Administration concentration. Interested applicants should apply to the new MPH in Urban Public Health concentration.

The MPH in Urban Health Administration (URHA) emphasizes hands-on, case-based method and other practical learning experiences. Courses in URHA are be offered primarily at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) on the Rutgers-Newark campus. Rutgers SPAA has consistently been ranked as one of the top ten such programs in the U.S. All students enrolled in the Department will take 12 credits of required classes and a minimum of 12 elective credits in the Department. Students also have the opportunity to select electives from other departments at the School well as from other offerings across Rutgers University. Students concentrating in this Department will select fieldwork placements consistent with careers in leadership, program development and management in medical, public health and nonprofit organizations.


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

Each Concentration 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
  • Apply quality improvement principles and methods to enhance health outcomes and the performance and productivity of health organizations


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
    • PHCO 0503 - Introduction to Environmental Health
    • PHCO 0504 - Introduction to Biostatistics (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
    • PHCO 0505 - Social and Behavioral Health Sciences 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 1562 - Applied Research Design (Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration)
    • BIST 0535 - Biostatistical Computing (formerly Biometrics Computing)
  • -also-
  • Select one track:
    • URHA 1659 - Health Care Finance (Rutgers SPAA)
    • URHA 1682 - Health Care Management (Rutgers SPAA)
    • URHA 1542 - Public Budgeting Systems (Rutgers SPAA)
    • URHA 1622 - Managing Public Organizations (Rutgers SPAA))
    • Courses in public health and public administration as approved by advisor.