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.

Curriculum

Our MPH curriculum will provide a comprehensive understanding of public health philosophy, as well as the practical knowledge and skills needed to address current and emerging public health issues. You’ll complete a minimum of 43 credits, including foundational and concentration coursework, field training and an integrative project. 

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.

Up to three elective courses can be shared across both programs.  

How to Apply

You will need to submit separate applications to and be admitted to the School of Architecture and Planning and the School of Public Health and Health Professions.

On each application, in your personal statement, indicate that you are applying to the other and that you intend to pursue the combined degree program. Administrators of the two programs coordinate their reviews of the application and make every effort to respond to the applicant at the same time regarding the decision of their application.

Questions about the MUP portion of the program?

Contact the assistant dean for graduate education, Shannon Phillips at gradrecruitment@ap.buffalo.edu.

Questions about the MPH portion of the program?

Contact the concentration director, Katia Noyes, PhD, MPH, at enoyes@buffalo.edu.