Nov 28, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

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

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The Master of Public Health/Master of Urban Planning (MPH/MUP) dual degree is designed for individuals who envision a career that combines urban planning and public health disciplines. This dual degree combines the knowledge of urban planning with an understanding of health from a population perspective. It will provide training for planning, evaluating and guiding healthy community and urban development, and will enable graduates who seek to be agents of change within the profession to assume leadership roles in planning and in public health at the local, state and national levels. The degree requires 32 MUP units and 34 MPH units for a total of 66 units required for the dual degree. 


There are six concentrations available in the Master of Urban Planning program. They are as follows: Arts and Culture, Design of the Built Environment, Environmental Planning and Analysis, Housing and Real Estate Development, Economic Development, and Mobility and Transportation Planning. Students must select a concentration gateway and methodology course (4 units each, 8 units total). Please see the Master of Urban Planning section of the catalogue for the concentration descriptions and course lists.


Dual degree students, like all other MUP students, must fulfill an internship requirement. Students will take 200 hours of planning internship placement in addition to 1 unit in PM 596  and 1 unit in PM 597 . See below for further internship details for this dual degree.

MPH Concentration Core Requirements

Students may choose one of two concentrations in the MPH program: Community Health Promotion and Health Services and Policy. Students are required to complete the concentration core requirements (16 units) specific to their chosen concentration of study. Relevant courses taken in the Price School of Public Policy will be counted toward the MPH concentration elective requirement required by non-dual degree students. 

Students will complete a total of 34 units specific to the MPH program.

MPH Practicum Requirement

For PM 596 , students will complete an internship specific to meet the competencies of the students’ chosen concentration. Dual degree students will enroll in this 1-unit course and complete a 150-hour placement. The other 150 hours would be waived because students will spend 200 hours during their planning internship, acquiring additional relevant practical experience. (Note: This is consistent with the established dual degree programs with medicine, pharmacy, social work and clinical psychology). 

Units required to complete program: 66

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