Master of Public Health in the Field of Global Environmental Health

Program Director  G. Gray
Practicum Director  S. McCormick


The mission of the master of public health (MPH) in the field of global environmental health degree program—a joint program between the Departments of Global Health and Environmental and Occupational Health—is to prepare students to work in resource-poor settings and apply analytic skills to prevent or lessen problems assoicated with environmental hazards for human health. The program has a particular focus on traditional environmental health hazards—a lack of access to clean water, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene, household air pollution, solid waste disposal, and vector-borne diseases such as malaria.

Specific admission requirements can be found on the Graduate Program Finder. 

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including 15 credits in core courses, 17 credits in program-specific courses, 2 credits in a practicum course, 2 credits in a culminating experience, and 9 credits in elective courses.

Program Requirements  

PUBH 6001Biological Concepts in Public Health
PUBH 6002Biostatistical Applications for Public Health
PUBH 6003Principles and Practices of Epidemiology
PUBH 6004Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World
PUBH 6006Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health
PUBH 6007Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health
Program-specific: environmental and occupational health
PUBH 6121Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
PUBH 6126Assessment and Control of Environmental Hazards
PUBH 6128Global Environmental and Occupational Health
PUBH 6131Applied Data Analysis in Environmental and Occupational Health
Program-specific: global health
PUBH 6400Global Health Frameworks
PUBH 6411Global Health Qualitative Research Methods
PUBH 6435Global Health Program Development and Implementation
9 credits from the following:
PUBH 6123Toxicology: Applications for Public Health Policy
PUBH 6125Introduction to Children's Health and the Environment
PUBH 6127Germs: An Introduction to Environmental Health Microbiology
PUBH 6130Sustainable Energy and the Environment
PUBH 6132Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Low-Income Countries
PUBH 6133Social Dimensions in Climate Change and Health
PUBH 6262Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
PUBH 6271Disaster Epidemiology
PUBH 6437Global Health Program Evaluation
PUBH 6480Public Health in Humanitarian Settings
PUBH 6014Practicum
Culminating Experience
PUBH 6015Culminating Experience
PUBH 6137
PUBH 6138
Environmental and Occupational Health Culminating Experience I
and Environmental and Occupational Health Culminating Experience II

Graduation Requirements

  1. Graduate credit requirement: 45 graduate credits.
  2. Course requirements: Successful completion of core and program-specific courses.
  3. Grade point requirement: 3.0 (B average) overall grade-point average.
  4. Time limit requirement: The degree must be completed within four years.
  5. 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 grade of 3.0 (B) 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.