Department of
Environmental & Occupational Health
At New Brunswick

Master of Public Health (MPH) in Occupational Safety & Health
(45 credits)

The MPH degree in Occupational Safety & Health prepares students for a challenging career in reducing workplace risks. Every sector of our nation’s and state’s workforce relies on dedicated S&H professionals to keep workers safe from occupational hazards and natural and man-made disasters. Our MPH program combines industry leading best practices with leadership from our distinguished faculty and experienced industry practitioners from around the New Jersey/New York region to create a unique program rooted in the fundamentals of public health and safety science.

Benefits of an MPH in Occupational Safety and Health:

  • Convenient schedule of courses to meet the needs of the working professional;
  • Graduates enhance their ability to anticipate, evaluate, and control hazards within the workplace to protect the health and safety of their workers;
  • Gain guidance and perspective from accomplished faculty and industry leaders through course work and a practicum; and
  • Learn how to design and then apply regulatory-compliant programs to address unique work environment safety and emergency response issues.

In addition, students will be informed about and encouraged to attend summer review courses held on Rutgers-New Brunswick campus (Office of Continuing Professional Education) for preparing for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist, or REHS; Certified Safety Professional, or CSP; and, Certified Industrial Hygienist, or CIH, exams, which are separate from earning a graduate degree.