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 society. With an emphasis on community and social transformation, the program builds on the City of Philadelphia’s renowned and longstanding commitment to public arts.
As the first U.S. school of public health with a graduate minor in Arts in Public Health, the Dornsife program is built on an unflinching commitment to justice, equity and human rights and emphasizes the vital roles of community engagement, citizen activism and multi-sector collaboration. With innovation, creativity and social imagination at its center, the program integrates knowledge, action, research and policy through a foundational course (CHP 530) and three additional courses from a lengthy list of approved electives.
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 Arts in Public Health program director and complete the necessary paperwork with the DSPH Academic Advising Team.
|CHP 530||Arts for Community Health and Wellbeing||3.0|
|Electives (Choose Three) *||9.0|
|Dornsife School of Public Health|
|Community-Engaged Practice in Arts and Community 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|
|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|
|Abolition Frameworks for Public Health: Transformative Policies for a New Society|
|Health and Human Rights|
|Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design|
|Arts in Education|
|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|
Additional courses may count towards the elective requirement with Minor Director approval.
Additional electives may count towards the minor with program director approval.
For more information about this graduate minor, please contact:
DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education
Rabbi Nancy E. Epstein
Professor, Dept. of Community Health and Prevention
Program Director, Arts in Public Health Graduate Minor
Additional information can be found on the Dornsife School of Public Health website.