Urban Health

Announcement: The Urban Health Specialization is no longer admitting new students.

Urban Health Specialization

The Urban Systems core curriculum provides a strong background in the history and social organization of U.S. cities, while the Urban Health core examines the complex interrelationships among social, cultural, political, economic, geographic, organizational, and bioenvironmental factors that influence the health status and health behaviors of urban populations. The Urban Health faculty is committed to training students who can make a difference, and seeks to educate doctoral students who will be capable of conducting independent research that has a strong potential to improve the health of individuals in the nation's cities.

The Urban Health Track is part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), New Jersey’s academic health center, which has branches on both the University Hospital campus and the Rutgers Newark campus.

Specialization Curriculum

Specialization Requirements (6 cr) include:

  • Urban Health Systems: History, Structure & Challenges (3 cr)
  • Urban Health Policy & Program Evaluation (3 cr)”

Electives (12 cr)

Curriculum Guide (Prior to Spring 2016)

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