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The 15-Credit Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate can help you advance your knowledge and skills to address major environmental and occupational health issues facing public health professionals today.

Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate

Courses explore principles of toxicology, sources of environmental agents, their distribution in various environments, risk assessment methods and workplace health hazards.

The Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate is Intended for:

  • Health department employees;
  • Clinicians;
  • Health and safety specialists;
  • Those working in the environmental and occupational health field; and
  • Those interested in learning about environmental and occupational health.

Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate exposes and engages working professionals to real-life issues and encourages students to critically think in order to solve issues within this scope of public health.

Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate Graduate

Program Design

You can complete the Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate in two to three semesters, or you can plan a schedule for completing the courses over a two-year period (maximum timeframe). The late afternoon/evening schedule makes it convenient to continue working or gain experience while earning your Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate. The Certificate courses may also be applied toward a degree at the Rutgers School of Public Health depending on the degree program and concentration. Certificate holders must apply and be admitted to the degree program.

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Curriculum Requirements (15 credits)

  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (3 cr.)
  • PHCO 0503 - Introduction to Environmental Health (3 cr.)
  • ENOH 0594 - Environmental and Occupational Toxicology (3 cr.)
  • ENOH 0656 - Environmental Risk Assessment (3 cr.)
  • ENOH 0699 - Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3 cr.)

Graduates of CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health may transfer up to six (6) credits towards a certificate program if earned within the past seven years with a grade of B or better and are deemed appropriate by the respective Certificate Program Coordinator.


Tuition is governed by Rutgers University and is subject to change without notice. Confirm current Rutgers School of Public Health’s Tuition & Fees

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • Completed an accredited undergraduate program in the U.S. or its equivalent;
  • Demonstrated academic achievement in an appropriate discipline; and
  • Completed introductory graduate courses in environmental health and biostatistics (or the equivalent) as prerequisites.

Applicants must submit:

  • Admission application;
  • Official transcripts of all prior work;
  • Letter of intent, including statement of purpose for application to the program;
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation; and
  • Application fee.

International applicants must submit:

  • TOEFL scores and WES evaluations.

Note: If undergraduate GPA is less than 2.86, the GRE may be required.