The USC Master of Urban Planning/ Master of Public Health dual degree is designed for those who envision a career related to urban planning in the context of healthy communities. It provides professional training in planning, evaluating and guiding public wellness services in urban environments. Student pursuing the dual degree desire to serve as agents of change within their professions and improve quality of life for people the world over.
A total of 79 units are required for the dual degree.
Students will complete a total of 8 units of domestic or international planning studios under PPD 531L (4) to satisfy this requirement. Dual degree students, like all other MUP students, must take a comprehensive examination and fulfill an internship requirement. Students will take 200 hours of planning internship placement in addition to 4 units of PM 593. See below for further internship details for this dual degree.
*PM 593 is a variable unit course, 4 or 8 units. Students are required to take 4 units for this dual degree.
Health Promotion Track Requirements
The skeleton curriculum is described by these requirements. However, students tend to take additional courses specific to their planning concentration and will enroll in additional units.
Students admitted to the dual degree program must complete all requirements for each program.
For PM 593, a variable-unit course depending on experience (4 or 8 units), students complete an internship approved for the health promotion track. Dual degree students would enroll in 4 units, completing a 200-hour placement. The other 4 units are waived because students will spend 200 hours during their planning internship, acquiring additional practical experience.