Health Behavior MPH/MCRP Dual Degree Program

Dual-degree student Julia Katz (center) works with volunteers to build a parking lot for a multi-family building whose tenants have disabilities and used to be homeless. Over the 2014 summer, Julia interned with the nonprofit CASA where she conducted research on affordable housing, land use and financing. She continues to work with the agency on a consulting-basis.

With a MPH/MCRP dual-degree, graduates are able to apply social and behavioral science methods to shape the social and physical environment in ways that promote public health, safety and livability in communities.

The Department of Health Behavior (HB) and the Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) share a commitment to social intervention that positively influences individuals and communities. The dual-degree program combines knowledge and skills from both HB and CRP master’s programs so that students learn how to shape the physical and social urban community in health-enhancing ways. Graduates of the program earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) in three years.

Students must apply to each degree program separately and are encouraged to apply to both programs simultaneously. To optimize funding opportunities and course sequencing, we recommend beginning the dual-degree program in CRP.

Want more MPH/MCRP program information? Contact Meg Landfried, MPH program manager, or check out the Gillings Program Search (GPS) for prospective students.