Master of Urban Planning and Policy/Master of Public Health
The UIC School of Public Health (SPH) and Department of Urban Planning and Policy (UPP) offer a joint program leading to the Master of Urban Planning and Policy/Master of Public Health (MUPP/MPH).
- Students must apply to and be admitted separately to both the School of Public Health and the Department of Urban Planning and Policy master’s degree programs. The policies of each program with respect to admission requirements, degree requirements, and other academic requirements are applicable. To be considered for admission students must take the GRE (required for admission to SPH), have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, and satisfy other application requirements for each college.
- For further information, students may contact the School of Public Health or the Department of Urban Planning and Policy.
- Minimum Semester Hours Required 82 hours for both degrees
- Full time students may complete the programs in three to three and a half years.
- Students must complete a minimum of 42 semester hours of course work at SPH as required by the specific SPH division and must complete 60 semester hours of course work as required for the MUPP (inclusive of shared semester hours). Course work taken within the MPH program may qualify for up to twenty hours of elective credit toward the Master of Urban Planning and Policy depending on the specific courses chosen and applicability to the elective credit required for the MUPP degree. Courses taken in the MUPP program may also satisfy one or more MPH divisional requirements as specified in the Joint Articulation Agreement. Students will be required to meet all other curricular requirements of both the MUPP and the SPH MPH division. The minimum total hours required to earn both degrees will be 82 (although hours vary by MPH concentration),