The MPH in Occupational and Environmental Medicine prepares public health students who are medical professionals to conduct research or work in public health programs in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM). For physician trainees enrolled in the Rutgers OEM residency program, the specified concentration curriculum provides academic training necessary to qualify trainees to sit for the American Board of Preventive Medicine’s board examination in Occupational Medicine. All OEM concentration students will learn about the relevant health problems, policies, programs, and regulations that contribute to worker health. MPH graduates in this concentration will be the practitioners, leaders, and educators who advance the recognition, management and prevention of illness and injury caused or influenced by agents or conditions in the home, community, and workplace environment.
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 Occupational and Environmental Medicine will be able to:
Students seeking the MPH in Occupational and Environmental Medicine must complete 45 credits of academic work with a minimum GPA of at 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.