Urban Health

Major: Urban Health
Degree Awarded: Master of Public Health (MPH)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 56.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.2201
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9111

About the Program

The MPH in Urban Health trains students in the foundational principles of urban health science and practice. Students will learn how to develop culturally competent programs, policies, and solutions to contemporary urban health challenges, including built environment, healthy housing, and ecological concerns. Students will gain experience in using epidemiological methods and program planning and evaluation. This degree will provide students the skills, knowledge, and experience to develop a successful career in addressing today's urban health needs. 

Major Competencies:

  • Apply theories and frameworks from urban social sciences to identifying social and other determinants of health and developing solutions to major urban health problems          
  • Collaborate to develop a presentation that explores the policies and programs that contribute to promoting the health of urban populations and reducing urban health inequalities 
  • Engage various constituencies including policymakers, community residents and leaders, civil society organizations, social movements, and public agencies in identifying and reducing health problems facing cities   
  • Identify ecological models to identify appropriate solutions to the health problems of cities at the individual, family, community, municipal, regional, national, and global levels
  • Assess population data to characterize patterns of health and disease and inequalities in health in urban populations and subpopulations

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Kristi LeBlanc, MSEd
Senior Program Manager
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Additional information can be found on the Drexel University Online website including how to apply.

Degree Requirements

MPH Foundation Courses
BST 571Introduction to Biostatistics3.0
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
HMP 505Qualitative Data and Mixed Methods Analysis2.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
UH Foundation Courses
CHP 673Process Monitoring and Outcomes Evaluation for Community Health Programs3.0
EOH 642Healthy Housing & Built Environment3.0
EOH 550Introduction to Urban Health3.0
EPI 633Urban Inequality and Health: Theory, Evidence, and Action 3.0
Integrative Learning Experience Capstone
EOH 752Urban Health Integrative Learning Experience Capstone3.0
Applied Practical Experience
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
Total Credits56.0

Sample Plan of Study

12 Months (4-Quarter) Full Time

   BST 5713.0
   EPI 5703.0
   HMP 5052.0
   PBHL 5104.0
   PBHL 5114.0
First Year
EOH 5503.0CHP 6733.0EOH 6423.0 
PBHL 5000.0EPI 6333.0EOH 7523.0 
 15 13 12 
Total Credits 56

18 Months (5 Quarter) Full-Time

First Year
EOH 5503.0BST 5713.0EOH 6423.0VACATION
EPI 5703.0CHP 6733.0HMP 5052.0 
PBHL 5104.0PBHL 5114.0Electives7.0 
 10 10 12 0
Second Year
PBHL 5000.0EOH 7523.0  
Electives12.0EPI 6333.0  
 12 12  
Total Credits 56

21 Months (6 Quarter) Full-Time

First Year
EOH 5503.0BST 5713.0EOH 6423.0
EPI 5703.0CHP 6733.0HMP 5052.0
PBHL 5104.0PBHL 5114.0Electives4.0
 10 10 9
Second Year
PBHL 5000.0EPI 6333.0EOH 7523.0
 9 9 9
Total Credits 56

33 Months (9 Quarter) Part-Time

First Year
EPI 5703.0BST 5713.0HMP 5052.0VACATION
PBHL 5104.0PBHL 5114.0Electives4.0 
 7 7 6 0
Second Year
EOH 5503.0CHP 6733.0EOH 6423.0VACATION
PBHL 5000.0EPI 6333.0Elective3.0 
 6 6 6 0
Third Year
Electives6.0Electives6.0EOH 7523.0 
 6 6 6 
Total Credits 56
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