Format: Online, In-Class, Accelerated Bachelor's to Master, Fast Track

The MPH with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health is offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.

Environmental health professionals must be able to recognize, evaluate, and control environmental and occupational risk factors that may lead to disease. The Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health is intended to study the links between environmental and occupational stressors and human health from exposure and toxicant action to science-based risk assessment and policy development. We train students to recognize and assess environmental and occupational exposures, determine the toxicity risk to the humans, and design and properly communicate strategies to reduce risk and help set appropriate policy. Students should also be able to develop strategies and management policies for the prevention of occupational injury and disease. The mandatory internship is intended to introduce the students to real-life experience in environmental and occupational health and to give them tools necessary for problems solving in the field.

Our goal is to enable students to:

  • Explain environmental and occupational health theories and apply them to public health problems.
  • Create risk assessment approaches based on target populations.
  • Apply environmental justice principles in community and occupational settings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory policies and agencies that influence environmental and occupational health issues.
  • Evaluate the literature concerning environmental factors impacting human health.

Curriculum

In addition to the MPH core requirements, students take 24 hours of Environmental & Occupational Health track and elective courses and a 3-hour internship, for a minimum of 44 credit hours.

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Admission

Applicants should have a strong academic record and meet the minimum requirements for admission to the School of Public Health.

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