The Department of 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.
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:
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.