Department of
Environmental & Occupational Health
At New Brunswick

Master of Public Health (MPH) (45 credits)

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health offers two concentrations for the MPH degree: Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Safety and Health. Both concentrations provide students with a clear understanding of the roles of the core disciplines in public health with sufficient knowledge of the theory and terminology used by these disciplines to allow effective participation in interdisciplinary public health efforts, and specialized skills in Environmental Health Sciences or Occupational Safety and Health.

The Department offers both a broad and a focused educational experience. From the core survey course to the specialized courses, there are extensive opportunities for both the specialist and the general student to master the complex body of knowledge that underlies Environmental Health Sciences or Occupational Safety and Health. The Department provides Masters-level students with a solid foundation for expanding professional practice and research skills, career advancement, and the preparation for potentially pursuing doctoral-level training.

The existing courses cover most of the prominent topical areas of Environmental Health Sciences or Occupational Safety and Health. In a number of cases, there are sequences of related courses to assure that students develop some depth of knowledge in selected areas, while not sacrificing a generalist’s approach to most of the knowledge in their field.