The Department of Community Health Sciences at UCLA Fielding and the Department of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs offer a concurrent degree program whereby students can obtain the MURP in Urban Planning and the MPH. Applicants interested in the concurrent program should contact the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA Luskin and the Office of Student Services at UCLA Fielding.
An MPH in Community Health Sciences prepares students to engage in the planning, administration, and evaluation of public health programs and policies in the U.S. and abroad that aim to maintain and improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and broader populations. The curriculum integrates basic and applied approaches to addressing public health problems in the community through the key tools of assessment, planning, and evaluation. Coursework covers areas such as health equity/health disparities, health education and promotion, reproductive and population health, global health, health across the life span, program development and evaluation, and research methodology. The degree program includes a field placement in the U.S. or abroad, as well as a comprehensive exam.