The MPH degree in Environmental Health Sciences provides students with a clear understanding of the role of this core discipline in public health with sufficient knowledge of the theory and terminology used by the discipline to allow effective participation in interdisciplinary public health efforts, and specialized skills.
The Department offers both a broad and a focused educational experience. From the core survey course to the specialized courses on air pollution and occupational health, there are extensive opportunities for both the specialist and the general student to master the complex body of knowledge that underlies environmental and occupational health. The Department provides Masters-level students with a solid foundation for expanding professional skills, for career advancement, and for pursuing doctoral-level training.
The existing courses cover most of the prominent topical areas of environmental health sciences. 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.
Each Concentration identifies competencies for each degree offered. These competencies reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and other attributes that a student will acquire as a result of completing the requirements for a particular degree.
Upon graduation, a student completing the MPH curriculum in Environmental Health Sciences will be able to:
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.