Sustainability: Graduate Programs

Master of Public Health

School of Public Health

Students pursuing the MPH degree acquire competency in the fundamental public health disciplines; the basic public health sciences; data analysis and policy analysis; communications; program planning and administration; public health systems and the organization of health services in the United States and abroad; recognition and analysis of ethical or legal issues in public health and professional practice; cultural, behavioral, genetic, environmental, political, geographic, and socioeconomic factors in health; the global nature of health and the needs of special populations, such as mothers and children, ethnic minorities, and vulnerable populations; and in the integration of core public health disciplines in public health problem decision-making processes. Other graduate programs in the School of Public Health, such as coordinated MD/MPH, can be found here:

Master of Community Health

School of Education

The MA in Education in community health prepares graduates for advanced employment opportunities in public, volunteer, and private agencies, clinics, and corporations. Graduate students build on their existing skills in program planning, implementation, and evaluation while learning advanced research protocols. Coursework for this degree is offered entirely online.

Master of Anthropology of Peace and Human Rights

Department of Anthropology

This program focuses on peace as behavioral process at multiple levels including at the level of individuals, families, groups, communities, cultures and nations. Students will critically analyze how factors such as ecological sustainability, human security, democracy, justice, non-violence, conflict resolution, and human rights are interconnected constructs related to the unifying construct of peace. Elements of the program complement the educational and outreach activities of the recently established UAB Institute for Human Rights (IHR).

Master of Sustainable Smart Cities

Cities are engines of economic growth, innovation, education, and culture, but they are also home to concentrations of poverty, social exclusion and environmental degradation and are responsible for 80% of the world’s carbon dioxide output. Rapid technological developments present unprecedented opportunities for cities to design and adapt into smart, sustainable environments through digital technologies, big data, smart mobility, renewable energy, and low-energy buildings and neighborhoods. UAB’s 2-year online master’s program in Sustainable Smart Cities will equip you with the knowledge and skills to help build the sustainable smart cities of the future.