Urban Health MPH

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

About the Program

Students in the online Master of Public Health in Urban Health program 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 epidemiological methods and program planning and evaluation. This program 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 with other urban health professionals by developing a presentation and report that examines and describes 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
  • Apply an ecological model to an urban health program evaluation 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, please contact:

DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education

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

Degree Requirements

Core Courses
BST 571Introduction to Biostatistics3.0
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
HMP 505Qualitative Data and Mixed Methods Analysis3.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
Major Courses
CHP 673Process Monitoring and Outcomes Evaluation for Community Health Programs3.0
EOH 550Introduction to Urban Health3.0
EOH 642Healthy Housing & Built Environment3.0
EPI 563Interprofessional Collaboration for Urban Health3.0
EPI 633Urban Inequality and Health: Theory, Evidence, and Action3.0
Applied Practical Experience
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
Integrative Learning Experience
EOH 752Urban Health Integrative Learning Experience Capstone3.0
Electives *21.0
Total Credits56.0

Students choose from any BST, CHP, EOH, EPI, HMP, or PBHL course from the 500-999 level. Students can take additional 500-level or above electives across the university as long as they meet prerequisite and restriction requirements. Students can contact their faculty mentor to discuss elective options. Students can use elective credits to further focus their academic work by completing a graduate minor.

Sample Plan of Study

12-Month (4-Quarter) Full-Time

   BST 5713.0
   EPI 5703.0
   PBHL 5104.0
   PBHL 5114.0
First Year
EOH 5503.0CHP 6733.0EOH 6423.0 
HMP 5053.0EPI 6333.0EOH 7523.0 
PBHL 5000.0Electives9.0EPI 5633.0 
Electives9.0 Electives3.0 
 15 15 12 
Total Credits 56

18-Month (5-Quarter) Full-Time

First Year
EOH 5503.0BST 5713.0EOH 6423.0PBHL 5000.0
EPI 5703.0CHP 6733.0EPI 5633.0 
PBHL 5104.0PBHL 5114.0HMP 5053.0 
 10 10 12 0
Second Year
Electives12.0EOH 7523.0  
 EPI 6333.0  
 12 12  
Total Credits 56

21-Month (6-Quarter) Full-Time

First Year
EOH 5503.0BST 5713.0EOH 6423.0PBHL 5000.0
EPI 5703.0CHP 6733.0EPI 5633.0 
PBHL 5104.0PBHL 5114.0HMP 5053.0 
 10 10 9 0
Second Year
Electives9.0EPI 6333.0EOH 7523.0 
 9 9 9 
Total Credits 56

33-Month (9-Quarter) Part-Time

First Year
EPI 5703.0BST 5713.0HMP 5053.0VACATION
PBHL 5104.0PBHL 5114.0Electives3.0 
 7 7 6 0
Second Year
EOH 5503.0CHP 6733.0EOH 6423.0PBHL 5000.0
Electives3.0EPI 6333.0EPI 5633.0 
 6 6 6 0
Third Year
Electives6.0Electives6.0EOH 7523.0 
 6 6 6 
Total Credits 56
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