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School of Public Health

School of Public Health

The School of Public Health, which grants the degrees of Master of Public Health and Doctor of Public Health, focuses on urban health, with an emphasis on immigrant health. The basics of public health — biostatistics, epidemiology, health-systems management, environmental health, health behavior, and risk reduction — are an integral part of the program, along with the core requirements for the urban and immigrant health track. These include public health theory and practice; urban health models; community organization; immigrant health; and sex, gender, race, and ethnicity.

Electives that complement the required courses complete the program’s theoretical basis. The Culminating Experience, which blend theory with practice, complete the final requirement for the degree. The credit requirements for the degree are 42 credits for all students.

Students include physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other health professionals, as well as recent college graduates and professionals seeking additional education. In addition to the regular SPH degree, there are several concurrent degree programs for individuals who wish to obtain an SPH degree with another health-professional degree.