Students interested in combining the disciplines of public health and community planning will benefit from the Master of Public Health (or Master of Health Administration) with the Master
of Community Planning dual degree program, a partnership between the School of Public Health and the School of Architecture (ARCH), Planning and Preservation. The 72-credit program can be completed in as few as 3 years of full-time study, reducing both time and total credits compared to pursuing both degrees separately.
 
In years 1 and 2 of the program, students complete coursework in SPH and ARCH, with the first year in one school and the second year in the other. With the foundations established, Year 3 is the integration year, with both an integrated internship and capstone/studio project experience with faculty advisors from both public health and community planning. Students will meet with faculty advisors and graduate directors from both programs throughout their time to ensure timely completion and thoughtful planning for the integrated experiences.
 
We work with each student individually to determine program advisors and a 3-yr program plan. Interested students will select a specific concentration within the MPH program and should reach out to that Graduate Director for more information about the MPH program. Interested students should reach out to Graduate Director for the MCP program for more information about the MCP program. Effectively, students are specializing in public health for their MCP program specialization.
 
Admissions inquiries should be directed to Dr. Brit Saksvig (bsaksvig@umd.edu). The application requires the standard elements, including transcripts, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and English proficiency tests, as appropriate.






MPH + MCP Typical Curriculum:
Semester Core Courses Concentration/Specialization Courses Internship Capstone Credits
Year 1,
Fall
URSP601, 3 credits
URSP603, 3 credits
URSP605, 3 credits
URSP688L, 3 credits
      12
Year 1, Spring URSP600, 3 credits
URSP604, 3 credits
URSP606, 3 credits
URSP673, 3 credits
      12
Year 1, Summer         0
Year 2,
Fall
SPHL601, 1 credit
SPHL 602, 4 credits
SPHL603, 1 credit
SPHL concentration course, 3 credits
SPHL concentration course, 3 credits
    12
Year 2, Spring SPHL 610, 5 credits
SPHL611, 1 credit
SPHL concentration course, 3 credits
SPHL concentration course, 3 credits
    12
Year 2, Summer     SPHL Internship, 4 credits   4
Year 3,
Fall
SPHL620, 2 credits SPHL concentration course, 3 credits   URSP708, Capstone/Studio, 6 credits 11
Year 3, Spring   SPHL concentration course, 3 credits
SPHL or URSP elective course, 3 credits
SPHL or URSP elective course, 3 credits
    9
          Total: 72