Department of
Environmental & Occupational Health
At New Brunswick

Competencies for the
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Environmental Health Sciences
(45 credits)

Each Department identifies competencies for each degree offered. These competencies reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and other attributes that a student will acquire as a result of completing the requirements for a particular degree.

Upon graduation, a student completing the MPH curriculum in Environmental Health Sciences will be able to:

  • Describe the major environmental health problems facing the general public as well as among specific communities or susceptible, vulnerable sub-populations;
  • Explain the basic mechanism of toxicology and dose-response as applied to environmental toxicants;
  • Describe the federal and state regulatory programs relating to environmental (community) protection;
  • Develop a testable model of environmental exposures (one or more agents) and adverse health outcomes (causing injury, disability, other measure of morbidity or mortality); and
  • Specify current environmental risk assessment approaches and methods for a particular hazard or risk in a community.