MPH in Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences prepares students to recognize, evaluate and control environmental and occupational threats to health. Its graduates work in local, state and federal environmental and occupational health agencies, labor unions, consulting firms, health and safety programs and businesses.

Credits: 45

 

Admissions Information:

Admission Requirements for all MPH S pecializations
  • Completed SOPHAS application
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university with GPA (overall and major) of at least 3.0 preferred
  • Personal statement/statement of purpose (recommended length is 500 words)
  • Graduate Record Exam (General GRE) (waived for those with graduate degree from accredited U.S. university). SOPHAS GRE code is 7914
  • Background in the field: at least one year of experience in public health or related field
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation, also known as evaluations – for your application to be deemed complete, SOPHAS requires 3 evaluations.
  • TOEFL scores are required if language of instruction for prior degrees was not English
  • Transcript evaluation – for all applicants with international transcripts. Must be from World Education Services (WES)
Additional Admission Requirements At least 18 credits of college-level science and math, including a course in statistics or calculus. Some chemistry and biology strongly recommended.
Apply All degree-seeking students must complete the SOPHAS application.

DEADLINE: MARCH 1

Acceptance occurs once a year, for the Fall semester only.

 

Competencies

  • Identify and describe environmental and occupational sources of chemical, biological, physical and/or safety (CBPS) hazards.
  • Predict and prevent health, safety and environmental risks from processes, work tasks, the built environment and other economic and/or social activities
  • Evaluate the human health risks from CBPS hazards using qualitative, quantitative and/or instrumental assessment methods
  • Recommend appropriate engineering, personal protection or administrative controls and policies for CBPS hazards and evaluate their effectiveness.

 

Curriculum

Core Coursework (15 credits) BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Society & Behavioral Health
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
Required Coursework (15 credits) EOHS 620 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
EOHS 621 Environmental Chemistry
EOHS 625 Hazard Evaluation and Instrumentation
EOHS 622 Environment and Occupational Toxicology
EOHS 624 Environmental Audits and Remediation
Elective Coursework (9 credits) Three (3) electives chosen in consultation with academic advisor
Practice Experience (3 credits) PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork
Culminating Experience (3 credits) PUBH 698 Capstone Project
Total Credits Required for MPH 45

 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Fall EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
EOHS 620 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health 3
EOHS 621 Environmental Chemistry 3
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
Year 1 Spring BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management 3
EOHS 622 Environmental and Occupational Toxicology 3
EOHS 624 Environmental Audits and Remediation 3
Year 1 Summer PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork 3
Year 2 Fall CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Society & Behavioral Health 3
EOHS 625 Hazard Evaluation and Instrumentation 3
Elective I 3
Elective II 3
Year 2 Spring PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3
Elective III 3

 

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