MPH/MUP Program

Through this three-year program, you will earn an MPH degree and a Master of Urban Planning (MUP) degree.

This collaborative program trains professionals to have expertise in creating healthy places and communities. Graduates are prepared for a variety of professional roles in public service, health organizations, and consulting firms in planning and public or environmental health.


The MUP curriculum requires 52 graduate credits. The program is built around a core curriculum, general electives, a planning studio, a departmental colloquium and a culminating professional thesis or project.

The MPH curriculum provides a comprehensive understanding of public health philosophy, as well as the practical knowledge and skills needed to address current and emerging public health problems. You will complete 44 to 45 credits including coursework, a field training experience and a culminating project.

You can share up to 9 MUP credits as MPH electives or field training experiences from:

  • URP 604 Food Planning Systems
  • URP 605 Built Environment and Health
  • Up to 6 credit hours of public health-related urban planning practicums (URP 581 and URP 582) can be shared with the MPH field training experience with approval from the MPH concentration director. 

Questions about the MPH portion of the program?

Contact the concentration director, Xuefeng Ren, MD, PhD, at