Urban Public Health Program
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Worldwide, almost half of the population lives in densely populated urban settings; and in the U.S., many of these communities represent underserved minority population groups. Students who pursue graduate education and training in urban public health at Charles Drew University will be prepared to address a wide range of urban health problems prevalent among the various ethnic groups, such as violence, substance abuse, mental illness, obesity, HIV/AIDS, and cardiovascular diseases, among others.
Admission to the program is a competitive process in which each student’s entire application is individually reviewed. In selecting students, the program’s Admission Committee carefully considers the applicant’s responses to questions regarding their interest in public health as a career and in a mission-driven University like CDU.
For admission consideration, all applicants to the Urban Public Health Program must be a college graduate with an earned bachelor degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The Urban Public Health Department also requires a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA (out of a 4.0 scale). Applicants with a cumulative GPA that is less than a 3.0 are encouraged to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Recommended Application Deadline
The date below is a recommended deadline; however, the Urban Public Health Program offers rolling admissions and applications are considered until the class is filled.
March 1 (Priority Deadline: December 1)
For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (323) 563-4838.
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