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The 15-Credit Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate enables business students to understand the basic principles of exposure science, toxicology, and health outcomes affected by business practices.

Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate for Business and MBA

Knowledge gained through this certificate will enhance interactions with government and regulatory agencies, advocacy groups, labor unions and affected communities, and facilitate implementation of informed, scientifically sound decisions that improve community and occupational health. The certificate will provide a competitive edge to those who want to work for environmentally conscious business sectors and/or companies.

I definitely recommend the Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate for practitioners who want to make an impact and maintain relevance in the environmental and occupational health field.

Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate Graduate

Why should Business Leaders be interested in Environmental and Occupational Health?

As the world becomes increasingly aware of environmental and health impacts of manufacturing, transportation, and disposal of products used in daily life, there is a growing need for a new cadre business leaders, managers, developers, negotiators, and marketing experts with knowledge of environmental sustainability and health. Companies also want to use environmental consciousness and sustainability as marketing tools.

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. 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.