Graduate Minor in Social Justice Policy

About the Graduate Minor

The graduate minor in Social Justice Policy is a 12.0 credit cohesive and intensive course of study that builds knowledge of the principles of social and deliberative justice, equity, and ethics, and develops skills in applying these principles to enhance individual and population health. Students learn ways to assure that organizational priorities and strategies focus on improving and maintaining health as a basic human right. Students are required to take four courses from a selection of course offerings from the Dornsife School of Public Health.

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 and the Dornsife School of Public Health and complete the minor form with all signatures.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
HMP 550Health Disparities: Systemic, Structural, Environmental & Economic3.0
HMP 551Historical and Contemporary Developments in Social Justice3.0
Electives: Select two6.0
Public Health Ethics
Intersectional Perspectives
Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Environmental Health in Vulnerable Populations
Legal Aspects of Public Health
Policy Analysis for Population Health
Public Health Advocacy and Activism
Health Systems Policy Analysis
Health and Human Rights
Total Credits12.0

Additional Information

For more information about this minor, contact:

DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education

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

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