The Graduate School of Urban Public Health was newly established on Dec. 27, 2017 and the school's first semester started this spring. There are a total number of 20 students in the school, enrolled in an 18month program for a total of five semesters. The school offers a master's degree, with majors in Urban Epidemiology, Urban Health Policy and Management, and Urban Social Health.
Overall there are six lectures provided by professor Tchoe Byong-ho, Yim Jun and lecturers. The courses of study include Urban Public Health, Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Urban Health Policy and Management, Health Security, and Urban Public Health and Communication Strategies. The classes usually start at 06:30 p.m. or 08:20 p.m. on Tuesday/Thursday and last for about one hour and a half. It takes place in the rooms 312 and 313 of the Law School building.
The function of this graduate school is to prepare for the management of the aging society, including healthcare and health equity issues. It also deals with the health environment and health problems that a large city such as Seoul must face. Thus, it operates a specialized urban public education program for students. Therefore, students who graduate from this school will contribute to and strengthen the workforce in the public health sector.