The MPH in Urban Public Health concentration will prepare students to advance the health and well-being in diverse, dynamic, and often marginalized, urban populations in New Jersey, the United States, and the world. With a focus on health disparities, students will examine how the characteristics of the urban environment can affect health and well-being. Through innovative coursework and a practicum, the MPH in Urban Public Health concentration will train diverse and skilled professionals who promote and protect the health of urban communities. The Rutgers School of Public Health will be preparing the next generation of urban public health leaders and professionals who promote and protect the health of urban communities by understanding and applying the multiple, fluid, dynamic, intersectional identities of urban populations.
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 Public Health will be able to:
Students seeking the MPH in Urban Public Health 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.