Graduate Minor in Urban Health

About the Graduate Minor

The graduate minor in Urban Health provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to describe health in cities and other urban areas, understand and analyze the drivers of health in urban areas, identify and evaluate effective strategies to improve urban health, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to address urban health issues, and to communicate key factors and policies contributing to urban health with diverse stakeholders.

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, except for students pursing the Urban Health MPH, are eligible to enroll.

Students must receive approval from their home program and the Dornsife School of Public Health and complete the necessary paperwork with the DSPH Academic Advising Team.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
EOH 550Introduction to Urban Health3.0
Urban Health Elective3.0
Choose one of the following:
Healthy Housing & Built Environment
Interprofessional Collaboration for Urban Health
Urban Inequality and Health: Theory, Evidence, and Action
Methods Elective3.0
Choose one of the following:
Introduction to Statistical Computing
Community Organizing and Community Assessment for Health and Wellness
Process Monitoring and Outcomes Evaluation for Community Health Programs
Qualitative Research in Community Health
Making Sense of Data
Public Health Surveillance
Introduction to GIS for Public Health
Civic Engagement & Participatory Methods
Spatial Reasoning for Urbanists, Architects & Designers
Substantive Elective3.0
Choose one of the following:
Arts for Community Health and Wellbeing
Injury Prevention and Control
Public Health and Disaster Preparedness
Public Health Impacts of Global Climate Change
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
History of Urban Space
What is a City
Urbanism, Health & the Built Environment
Total Credits12.0

Additional Information

For more information about this graduate minor, please 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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