Department of
Environmental & Occupational Health
At New Brunswick

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

Students seeking the MPH in Environmental Health Sciences degree must complete 45 credits of academic work with a minimum GPA of least 3.0; earn no more than nine (9) credits bearing grades less than “B,” and complete the degree requirements within six years. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

CORE COURSES (15 credits)

  • PHCO 0501 - Health Systems and Policy
  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0503 - Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PHCO 0504 - Introduction to Biostatistics (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0505 - Health Education and Behavioral Science in Public Health

FIELDWORK (6 credits) -- For Students Enrolled Prior to Fall 2016

  • FDWC 0600 - Fieldwork I (1 credit)
  • FDWC 0601 - Fieldwork II (5 credits)

PRACTICUM (6 credits) -- For Students Enrolled Fall 2016 and After

  • PRAC 0705 - Practicum I (1 credit)
  • PRAC 0707 - Practicum IIA (2 credits)
  • PRAC 0709 - Practicum IIB (3 credits)

REQUIRED COURSES (15 credits)

  • ENOH 0594 - Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
  • ENOH 0656 - Environmental Risk Assessment
  • ENOH 0695 - Environmental Exposure Measurement and Assessment
  • -also-

    Choose two of the following four:
  • ENOH 0560 - Public Health Biology and Physiology
  • ENOH 0652 - Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology (crosslisted as EPID 0650)
  • ENOH 0653 - Biomarkers
  • EPID 0656 - Intermedidate Epidemiologic Research Methods

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSES (9 credits)

  • Students may choose elective courses from among other department courses, from courses within Rutgers School of Public Health, or other Rutgers graduate programs with faculty advisor approval.