Public Health MPH/MPP & MPH/MURP

The MPH/MURP combines public health and planning with the goal of improving human well-being, while the MPH/MPP combines public health and policy development at local, national, and global levels. Applicants are required to be applying or admitted to any MPP or MURP accredited program at any college or university in the country to be eligible for the dual degree.

The Public Health Practice Major offers hybrid MPHs that allows you to design the MPH degree to complement your interest, practice, and goals by choosing from a wide range of electives courses, project, and internships/field experience. Online classes comprise the core curriculum, with elective options online or in person at the yearly Public Health Institute. This high-technical and high-touch program supports your goals and lifestyle.

As a graduate student pursing a Urban Regional Planning or Public Policy degree, you seek to advance the common good; as a School of Public Health student in the Public Health Practice Major, you seek to protect, restore and promote health. Together, the dual degrees provide the skills to create significant change. With approval, you may use up to 14 credits of MURP and MPP courses toward the MPH, and 12 credits of Public Health courses toward the MURP or MPP.

With the proximity of state-level and regional agencies in the Twin Cities area, you will have the opportunity to engage with the Minnesota Department of Health and state policymaking agencies, and apply what you’ve learned. You will be prepared to deal with public health, policy, and planning at all levels.

Public Policy and Urban & Regional Planning Public Health Info Sheet (1.8 MB PDF)

Application Deadlines

  • April 1 for
    Summer Term Admission
  • August 1 for
    Fall Term Admission
  • December 1 for
    Spring Term Admission

Contact Us

Coordinators
Kate Hanson
612/626-7953
hanso041@umn.edu

Katy Korchik
korc0004@umn.edu

Program Director
Katherine Waters
water144@umn.edu

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