Graduate Programs in Urban Public Health

Graduate Programs in Urban Public Health

Program Objectives

Competencies and Skills Promoted in the MPH Program in Urban Public Health
Analytic Assessment Skills:

  • Basic Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Cultural Competency Skills
  • Health Education and Communication Skills
  • Health Policy, Leadership and Management Skills
  • Program Planning and Evaluation Skills
  • UPH Program Competencies/Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the UPH program, our MPH graduates will have the competencies, skills and knowledge to:

  • Apply core concepts of epidemiology to identify urban community health problems and ethnic/racial health disparities.
  • Use appropriate statistical methods to critically interpret health-related data and literature.
  • Identify multi-level risk and protective factors influencing the health status of ethnically diverse urban populations.
  • Apply basic theories, methods and models from a range of social, scientific and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health practice and research.
  • Identify and appraise public health programs, policy and advocacy processes for improving the health status of urban underserved populations.
  • Plan, develop, and evaluate culturally appropriate public health programs, interventions and policies that are responsive to urban underserved communities’ needs.
  • Apply principles of leadership and management, including the mobilization of community partnerships, to administer urban public health programs and solve health problems.
  • Demonstrate effective written and communication skills for public health practice that inform, educate and empower underserved communities.