MPH in Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

MPH in Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences – Revised Curriculum for Fall 2019

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: 42

 

Admissions Information:

Admission Requirements for all MPH concentrations
  • 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)
  • Background in the field: at least one year of experience in public health or related field
  • Resume
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL scores are required if language of instruction for prior degrees was not English
  • Transcript evaluation from WES or ECE for foreign transcripts
  • GRE or MCAT scores. Click here for information on how to submit scores.
  • Applicants with a 3.0 GPA or above may waive the standardized test requirement.
  • Applicants who have a post graduate degree from a U.S. accredited school or a post graduate degree in clinical or allied health that WES or ECE has deemed equivalent to its US counterpart may request a standardized test waiver. Please be advised that waivers are granted on a case by case basis.
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.

DEADLINES
Fall Semester:  
March 1, 2019

 

Curriculum

Foundational Knowledge (0 credits) PUBH 601 Foundations of Public Health Knowledge*
Core Coursework (15 credits) PUBH 610 Public Health Leadership & Management
PUBH 611 Health Equity, Communication, and Advocacy
PUBH 612 Designing and Evaluating Public Health Interventions
PUBH 613 Designs, Concepts, and Methods in Public Health Research
PUBH 614 Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Methods in Public Health Research
Required Coursework (15 credits) EOHS 633 Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health
EOHS 630 Principles of GISc
EOHS 634 Exposure and Risk Assessment
EOHS 621 Environmental Chemistry
EOHS 622 Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
Elective Coursework (6 credits) Two (2) electives chosen in consultation with faculty advisor
Practice Experience (3 credits) PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork
Culminating Experience (3 credits) PUBH 698 Capstone Project
Total Credits Required 42

*PUBH 601 must be completed during a student’s first semester. Students who obtained a bachelor’s degree from a CEPH-accredited college will be waived from this requirement.

Core Competencies:

  • Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice
  • Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate
  • Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice
  • Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings
  • Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels
  • Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health
  • Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs
  • Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention
  • Explain basic principles and tools of budget and resource management
  • Select methods to evaluate public health programs
  • Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence
  • Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes
  • Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations
  • Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity
  • Apply principles of leadership, governance and management, which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision making
  • Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges
  • Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors
  • Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation
  • Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content
  • Perform effectively on interprofessional teams
  • Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue
  • Apply concepts from relevant scientific disciplines, such as toxicology and physiology, to anticipate effects of environmental, occupational and nutritional exposures on both human health and overall planetary health.

 

Concentration Competencies:

 

  • Identify major sources of exposure to environmental, occupational and safety hazards, the key routes of exposure and the specific pathways relevant to human health.
  • Characterize the risks to human health, physiological, psychological and social, from major environmental, occupational and safety hazards, such as the built environment, air pollution, metals, organic pollutants and microbial contaminants
  • Predict and evaluate health, safety and environmental risks from processes, work tasks, the built environment and other economic and/or social activities
  • Use existing regulatory and policy frameworks to recommend appropriate engineering, personal protection or administrative controls and/or policies to mitigate these hazards and evaluate their effectiveness
  • Identify and describe how environmental, occupational and safety hazards may be differentially distributed leading to health disparities
For students beginning their program during the fall semester:
Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Fall PUBH 601: Foundations of Public Health Knowledge* 0
EOHS 633: Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health 3
EOHS 630: Principles of GISc 3
EOHS 621: Environmental Chemistry 3
PUBH 613: Designs, Concepts, and Methods in Public Health Research 3
Year 1 Spring PUBH 614: Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Methods in Public Health Research 3
PUBH 610: Public Health Leadership and Management 3
PUBH 611: Health Equity, Communication, and Advocacy 3
EOHS 622: Environmental and Occupational Toxicology 3
Year 2 Fall PUBH 696: Supervised Fieldwork 3
PUBH 612: Designing and Evaluating Public Health Interventions 3
EOHS 634: Exposure and Risk Assessment 3
Year 2 Spring PUBH 698: Capstone Project 3
Elective I 3
Elective II 3
For students beginning their program during the spring semester:
Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Spring PUBH 601: Foundations of Public Health Knowledge* 0
PUBH 610: Public Health Leadership and Management 3
PUBH 611: Health Equity, Communication, and Advocacy 3
PUBH 613: Designs, Concepts, and Methods in Public Health Research 3
Year 1 Fall PUBH 614: Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Methods in Public Health Research 3
EOHS 630: Principles of GISc 3
EOHS 621: Environmental Chemistry 3
EOHS 633: Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health 3
Year 2 Spring PUBH 696: Supervised Fieldwork 3
EOHS 622: Environmental and Occupational Toxicology 3
Elective I 3
Elective II 3
Year 2 Fall PUBH 698: Capstone Project 3
EOHS 634: Exposure and Risk Assessment 3
PUBH 612: Designing and Evaluating Public Health Interventions 3

*PUBH 601 must be completed during a student’s first semester. Students who obtained a bachelor’s degree from a CEPH-accredited college will be waived from this requirement.