Health Sciences and Human Performance Department

MSHS Urban Track

Qualified students admitted to the CSU Partnerships for Urban Health program may have the the option to complete the partnership academic requirements at the graduate level by completing the Master of Sciences in Health Sciences--Urban Health Track. This track fully integrates a graduate Urban Health Certificate into the Master of Health Sciences curriculum. To qualify, a student must have been admitted to the CSU Partnerships for Urban Health as a postbaccalaureate student and must have already completed most of their undergraduate medical school prerequisites with a competitive GPA (typically > 3.5). Interested students should seek advice from the partnership advisor and will need to formally seek admission to the MSHS program.


14 credits of core courses are required

HSC 501 - Issues in Health Science
HSC 502 - Leadership Roles in Health Sciences
HSC 510 - Principles of Evidence-Based Practice in Health Sciences
HSC 534 - Urban Health I
HSC 561 - Urban Health II
HSC 563 - Urban Health III


Students complete 8 to 11 credit hours of course work that provides a foundation for medical education.

HSC 575 - Human Gross Anatomy (Students take either HSC 557 or HSC 585 as a co-requisite to HSC 575)
HSC 557 - Human Gross Anatomy Laboratory OR HSC 585 - Human Gross Anatomy Observation Lab 
HSC 520 - Physiology for the Clinical Sciences (Students may take HSC 520 with or without the HSC 550 lab)
HSC 550 - Physiology Lab (HSC 550 is optional)


Students take 8 to 11 credits of elective coursework to further build their foundation for medical education, as approved by an advisor.


Students complete a capstone project embedded within the final Urban Health course.

HSC 565 - Urban Health IV