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Urban Health Graduate Degree Programs

The Dornsife School of Public Health—Philadelphia’s top school of public health—offers specialized programs in urban health.

The programs focus on health in cities, urbanization as a global phenomenon, health equity, and translating evidence into action.

Our urban health programs are taught by experienced faculty members, including many from the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative.

Students learn from public health practitioners who are engaged in community work and from researchers who are focused on generating policy-relevant evidence.

Online Masters in Urban Health

Students in the online Master of Public Health (MPH) in Urban Health train in the foundational principles of urban health practice.

Rooted in the concept of health as a human right, this program teaches you to develop culturally competent programs, policies, and solutions to contemporary urban health challenges, including built environment, healthy housing, and ecological concerns.

The program offers a flexible plan of study, and no GRE is required.

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Online Graduate Certificate in Urban Health

The online Graduate Certificate in Urban Health provides an introduction to urban health practice techniques that help you build foundational knowledge in the field.

With a curriculum that puts an emphasis on built environment, healthy housing, and ecological concerns, you will learn how to become a culturally competent public health professional and apply your knowledge to real-world problems.

This program can be completed in as little as nine months.

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Graduate Minor in Urban Health

The Graduate Minor in Urban Health introduces students to public health challenges and opportunities in urban areas.

Courses give students the basic knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Describe health in urban areas
  • Understand and analyze the drivers of health
  • Identify and evaluate effective strategies to improve urban health
  • Work with interdisciplinary teams
  • Communicate about effective urban health determinants and policies with diverse stakeholders.

The Graduate Minor in Urban Health is open to all current Drexel graduate students.

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David A. Wood, MBA, MS
Director of Recruitment, Enrollment, and Retention
Dornsife School of Public Health
tel. 267.359.6092

Academic Advisors
Dornsife School of Public Health