Master of Public Health in the Field of Environmental Health Science and Policy
Program Director K. Applebaum
Practicum Director P. LaPuma
The mission of the master of public health (MPH) in the field of environmental health science and policy degree program is to educate individuals who are committed to improving public health through reducing risks posed by environmental and occupational hazards. In this program, students learn to apply critical and analytic skills to better understand how environmental and occupational exposures impact human health. Graduates bring these skills into the world in order to develop, implement, and evaluate environmental health practices and policies.
Program graduates possess a multidisciplinary knowledge base and skill set that provides them a framework for addressing environmental and occupational health (EOH) issues. They understand three distinct scientific foundations of environmental health in order to:
- Assess and control environmental and occupational exposures;
- Understand the effects of these exposures on human health;
- Interpret epidemiological and other research findings related to environmental risks;
- Analyze policy implications and participate in policy development, implementation, and evaluation; and
- Assess and manage environmental and occupational risks.
Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including 15 credits in core courses, 22 credits in program specific courses, 4 credits in elective courses, and 4 credits in practicum/culminating experience.
|Required core courses (15 credits):|
|PUBH 6001||Biological Concepts in Public Health|
|PUBH 6002||Biostatistical Applications for Public Health|
|PUBH 6003||Principles and Practices of Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6004||Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World|
|PUBH 6006||Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health|
|PUBH 6007||Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health|
|Required program-specific courses (18 credits):|
|PUBH 6121||Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6122||Protecting Public Health and the Environment: Policies, Politics, and Programs|
|PUBH 6123||Toxicology: Applications for Public Health Policy|
|PUBH 6124||Problem Solving in EOH|
|PUBH 6126||Assessment and Control of Environmental Hazards|
|PUBH 6131||Applied Data Analysis in Environmental and Occupational Health|
|Program-specific electives (4 credits):|
|A miniumum of 4 credits from the following|
|PUBH 6127||Germs: An Introduction to Environmental Health Microbiology|
|PUBH 6128||Global Environmental and Occupational Health|
|PUBH 6130||Sustainable Energy and the Environment|
|PUBH 6133||Social Dimensions in Climate Change and Health|
|PUBH 6135||Researching Climate Change and Human Health|
|PUBH 6199||Topics in EOH (Veterans Deployment and Environmental Disease only)|
|Electives (4 credits):|
|Any SPH graduate course. If credits from program-specific electives exceed 4 credits, the additional credits will count toward these electives.|
|PUBH 6015||Culminating Experience|
& PUBH 6138
|Environmental and Occupational Health Culminating Experience I|
and Environmental and Occupational Health Culminating Experience II
- Graduate credit requirement: 45 graduate credits.
- Course requirements: Successful completion of core and program-specific courses.
- Minimum grade-point requirement: 3.0 (B average) overall grade-point average.
- Time limit requirement: The degree must be completed within four years.
- Transfer credit policy: Up to 12 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate degree may be transferred to the Master of Public Health program. External credits must have been earned from an accredited institution in the last three years with a minimum grade (or grade-point average) of B (3.0) or above. SPH graduate certificate students can transfer as many credits as meet program requirements—up to 18 credits—to the MPH degree. Graduate certificate students wishing to transfer to a degree program may apply to do so via the online change of concentration petition after completion of three or more courses and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. A grade of B or above is required for a course to be eligible for transfer.