I was accepted to graduate school for dual degrees in Urban Planning and Public Health, but before I make the decision to pursue the dual, or the the MUP only, I am trying to get as much information/advice as possible from people who work in these fields. I would really appreciate any input on the following topics:
1. Has anyone out there done the dual MPH/MUP? Do your health credentials make you safer in the current tough planning job market? Which degree best enables you to create positive change in the community with which you're working? What indispensable and mutually exclusive skills did you learn in the MPH and MUP programs?
2. Are there any planners out there (without formal public health education) that are really involved in health promotion projects? Are there any traditional public health skills you lack that would make you more effective? What is the job market like for health focused MUPs?
Thanks in advance--looking forward to hearing from the cyburbia community.