By 2020, projections are that 60% or more of the world’s population will live in cities. The challenges associated with making these urban locations livable are many and the solutions complex. Creating cities that allow and encourage residents to lead healthy, fulfilling lives in integrated and sustainable environments will require the expertise of a new group of urban planners and public health practitioners.
In order to meet this need, we offer this innovative dual-degree program to prepare a professional at the intersection of urban planning and public health. Students will earn both a Master of Public Health and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning after completing an intensive three-year course of full-time study.
The program will allow students to examine the relationships between physical and mental health, urban form, healthy lifestyles, human services, transportation, physical activity, public planning and investment decisions. Students will study the core courses, have internship requirements, and culminating experiences required for each degree. Graduates of the program will be prepared for employment in either of the two fields, and positioned to lead innovative efforts in establishing and maintaining healthy communities.
Admissions is separate for each program, so you will need to do each separately. Acceptance into one program does not guarantee admission into the other.