Department of Urban Public Health (DUPH)

Master of Public Health (MPH) in Urban Health Disparities

The Urban Public Health Program (UPH) at CDU is offering a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Urban Health Disparities which continues the University’s tradition of addressing the health and education needs of underserved populations. Cultivating highly competent and committed professionals, CDU’s MPH degree creates an academically rigorous environment uniquely focused on the urban socioenvironmental determinants of health. The UPH program offers evening classes, conducive for working adults, and provides opportunities for students to work with CDU faculty and community-based organizations, participate in community-based research, acquire new hands-on skills, and implement innovative public health solutions. Learning in South Los Angeles, students are exposed to public health within a health disparities framework and join a historic institution that has both geographically and demographically linked itself with underserved communities of color. To meet the demands of the public health workforce, the UPH program also offers a Graduate Certificate in Public Health Concepts to those who wish to increase their expertise and competency in core public health concepts.

Multiple Opportunities for Public Health Professionals 
Our program provides working professionals with the skills, networks, and credentials needed to advance in the field of public health, such as:

  • Federal, state, and local health agencies
  • Community-based health organizations
  • Research institutions
  • Non-governmental health agencies
  • Health services/maintenance organizations
  • Hospitals and ambulatory medical centers