Graduate Minor in Latino and Immigrant Health

About the Graduate Minor

Globalization, economic inequalities, civil unrest, terrorism, climate change, and other factors are resulting in ever larger global population movements, with significant public health implications for nations at all stages of migration pathways.

The Latino/Immigrant Health graduate minor allows students to explore the unique public health needs of immigrant and migrant communities, with emphasis on, but not limited to, Latino immigrants to the US. Coursework will cover priority health issues and health disparities affecting migrant and immigrant populations; the public health implications of international migration; explanatory and intervention theories of immigration and immigrant health; and intervention approaches to improve the health of migrants in communities of origin, transit, and destination. The minor also addresses key methodological and ethical issues related to conducting research and practicing public health among foreign-born and mobile populations. The minor emphasizes the unique health concerns of Latino immigrants in the US and reviews successful strategies to work with Latino communities along the migration continuum. Students also will have the opportunity to connect and intern with organizations that serve immigrants and refugees. 

Admission Requirements

  • The graduate minor in Latino and Immigrant Health (LIGM) is open to all graduate students at Drexel University. 
  • Students must have permission from their academic advisor to enroll in the LIGM graduate minor.

Program Requirements

Required Courses:
CHP 681Research with Rare, Stigmatized and Hidden Populations3.0
CHP 683Intersectional Perspectives3.0
CHP 691Public Health Practice in and with Latino Communities3.0
CHP 692Migration and Health3.0
Total Credits12.0

MPH students who pursue this graduate minor can, but are not required to, complete their practical experience in an organization that provides services to immigrants and/or focus on a project that relates directly to a health concern affecting Latinos or other immigrant populations. If this option is desired by the student and approved by their graduate advisor and academic department, the faculty lead of the minor will assist with connecting the student with an immigrant serving organization in which to conduct their practical experience.

Additional information

Patience Ajoff-Foster, MS
Program Manager 
267-359-6036
pna24@drexel.edu

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