Graduate Minor in Arts in Public Health

About the Graduate Minor

Arts have long been linked to creativity, change and the power to transform lives. The Dornsife School of Public Health’s graduate minor in Arts in Public Health focuses on the vitality and power of arts to transform individuals, neighborhoods, communities, and societies.  It builds on Philadelphia’s renowned commitment to community-based arts.

The first United States school of public health focused on arts in public health, the Dornsife program is built on an unflinching commitment to justice, equity and human rights and emphasizes the necessity for activism, citizen engagement and multi-sector collaboration. With innovation and imagination at its center, the program integrates knowledge, action, research, and policy and includes a required practice-based course that offers students an opportunity to work with a community-based arts organization.

Admission Requirements

Graduate minors are designed to complement students' training by providing basic knowledge in topics outside their primary discipline. All matriculated graduate students in quarter programs are eligible to enroll.

Students must receive approval from their home program, the Dornsife School of Public Health, and the program director of the graduate minor, and complete the minor form with all signatures.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
CHP 530Arts for Community Health and Wellbeing3.0
CHP 531Community-Engaged Practice in Arts and Community Health3.0
Electives (Choose Two)6.0
Dornsife School of Public Health
Design and Grant Writing for Community Health Programs
Multicultural Competence in Community Health and Prevention
Community Organizing and Community Assessment for Health and Wellness
Intersectional Perspectives
Migration and Health
Theory & Practice of Community Health and Prevention II
Qualitative Research in Community Health
Community Based Participatory Research
Interprofessional Collaboration for Urban Health
Introduction to Urban Health
Health Disparities: Systemic, Structural, Environmental & Economic
Violence, Trauma and Adversity in Public Health
Public Health Advocacy and Activism
Health and Human Rights
Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
Arts Entrepreneurship
Arts in Education
Creative Placemaking
Community Cultural Planning
Political Activism in the Arts
Civic Engagement & Participatory Methods
Urbanism, Health & the Built Environment
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Foundations of Creative Arts Therapies
Center for Food and Hospitality Management
Culture and Gastronomy
School of Education
Foundations in Creativity
Tools and Techniques in Creativity
Diagnostic Creative Intervention
Total Credits12.0

Additional electives may count towards the minor with program director approval.

Additional Information

For more information about this graduate minor, please contact:

DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education
dsphadvising@drexel.edu

Rabbi Nancy E. Epstein
Professor, Dept. of Community Health and Prevention
Program Director, Arts in Public Health Graduate Minor
nee22@drexel.edu

Additional information can be found on the Dornsife School of Public Health website.

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