Master of Public Health in the Field of Global Environmental Health

Program Director  Susan Anenberg
Practicum Director  S. McCormick


The Mission of the Global Environmental Health MPH program – a joint program between the Departments of Global Health and Environmental and Occupational Health – is to prepare professionals to address environmental health risks of global importance, including issues of broad global scale (e.g. affecting public health across national boundaries), as well as traditional public health hazards in resource poor settings.

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

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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 sample list or any PUBH graduate level course:
PUBH 6123Toxicology: Applications for Public Health Policy
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 6441Global Health Organizations and Regulations
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. Minimum 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 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.