The Environmental Health Sciences Department and the Department of Urban Planning offer a concurrent plan of study providing an integrated curriculum for students interested in interdisciplinary training on the public health consequences of urban planning. Students in this program study how public health intersects with urban design and land use patterns, location choices and activity participation, economic factors, equity and social justice, governance and institutional management and planning for sustainability.
EHS Required Courses - must take all of the following (58 units)
BIOST 100A: Introduction to Biostatistics
BIOST 100B: Introduction to Biostatistics
CHS 100: Introduction to Community Health Sciences
HLT POL 100: Health Services Organization
EPID 100: Principles of Epidemiology
EHS C200A: Foundations of Environmental Health Sciences
EHS C200B: Foundations of Environmental Health Sciences
EHS 201: Seminar-Health Effects of Environmental Contaminants
EHS 207: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems or UP M206A
EHS 208: Built Environment and Health
EHS C240: Fundamentals of Toxicology
EHS 400: Field Studies in Environmental Health Sciences
EHS 401: Environmental Measurements
EHS 411: Environmental Health Sciences Seminar
EHS/PUBLIC HEALTH ELECTIVES
Concurrent degree students will only be required to take one additional (4 unit) elective from courses offered in any of the departments within the Fielding School of Public Health. Students are encourages to consult with their faculty advisor(s) regarding which course may be most appropriate given their background and interests.
Urban Planning Required Courses-must take all of the following (20 units)
UP 207: Applied Microeconomics for Urban Planning
UP 211: Law and the Quality of Urban Life
UP 22A: Introduction to Histories and Theories or Urban Planning
UP M250: Transportation, Land Use and Urban Form
UP 281: Introduction to the History of the Built Environment in the U.S
For information on the required Urban Planning electives please consult the Urban Planning website.
Concurrent degree program students must apply and be admitted to both the MPH program in Public Health and the Master's program in Urban Planning. Students who are already enrolled in either program may apply for admission to the concurrent degree program during the first year of residence.
For More Information
Applicants interested in the concurrent program should contact EHS Student Affairs Officer Rebecca Greenberg