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Master of Urban Planning/ Master of Public Health (MUP/MPH)

Overview

The Dual Master of Urban Planning-Master of Public Health Program (MUP-MPH program) is designed to graduate students with core competencies in both urban planning and public health. Graduates of the program receive two degrees: Master of Urban Planning and Master of Public Health.

Graduates of the MUP-MPH program are prepared for positions relating to public health and the built environment, including urban form/design and health, urban public health planning and development, and urban “green” sustainability and health planning and policy.

The MUP-MPH program is a collaboration of the MUP program in the Department of Urban and Public Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences and the MPH program in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Curriculum

Students in the MUP-MPH program may start with either the MPH core coursework or with the MUP core coursework. Following completion of either of the latter, students then take the core coursework in the other discipline.

Degree Requirements

The MUP-MPH program is a dual program of two disciplines with a shared focus on the combination of public health and urban planning. The degree in each discipline, MUP in urban planning and MPH in public health, is accredited by separate national accreditation bodies. Each degree has specific requirements for the award of the degree, including coursework, practical experience, and integrating/capstone experience.
The design of the MUP-MPH program enables the student to meet the requirements for both degrees in three years by sharing 24 credit hours of c

Coursework

71 total credit-hours:
62 credit-hours of required coursework
18 credit hours of MPH core coursework
21 credit hours of MUP core coursework
6 credit hours of public health and urban planning core coursework
6 credit hours of combined MPH practicum and MUP internship experience
3 credit hours of MUP integrating experience
8 credit hours of MPH integrating experience
9 credit-hours of elective coursework in public health and urban planning

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Admission

Admission to the MUP-MPH program requires separate admissions to each of the MUP program and the MPH program. This includes two separate graduate education applications.

MUP Program

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (any major is acceptable), and provide a completed application form, a transcript of all undergraduate course work, scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation. Admission is competitive and generally requires a minimum combined quantitative and verbal GRE score of 153 Verbal, 144 Verbal and a GPA of 3.00. Those applicants whose native language is not English and who do not hold a degree from a university where the language of instruction is English must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 78 on the Internet-based test.

Application Deadlines for MUP

The Department of Urban and Public Affairs maintains a rolling admissions policy.  The deadlines include:

Fall semester: July 15

Spring semester: November 15

Summer semester: April 15

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For information on the application process, please contact:

Yani Vozos, MUP, Student Advisor
Master of Urban Planning Program
Department of Urban and Public Affairs
University of Louisville
426 W. Bloom Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
Email Yani
Phone: 502-852-8002

MPH Program

The ideal candidate for admission to the MPH program has received the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree or higher, has education or training in one or more health-related fields, has worked or studied in a public health-related situation, can comprehend and communicate effectively in English, has the recommendations of at least three persons in a health-related or advanced education field, has performed satisfactorily in one or more standardized test, and is very interested in pursuing a career in public health or a related field.
The requirements for admission to the MPH program are:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent
• Recommended minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam with a minimum score of 100 (Internet based test)


An application is considered once all of the following requirements have been received:
• Graduate application and payment of application fee.
• Three letters of recommendation written within the last twelve months.
• Official transcripts of all degrees.
• Resume or curriculum vitae.
• One-page personal statement written by the application that is a clear, substantive description of his or her goals in public health, noting any professional or research experience.
• Official score from any of the following standardized tests: GRE, MCAT, DAT, GMAT, or LSAT.

For information on the application process, please contact:

MPH Program
School of Public Health and Information Sciences
University of Louisville
485 East Gray Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Email Advisor
Phone: 502-852-3289
Fax: 502-852-3294

 

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