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.
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.
Each Department 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 Safety and Health will be able to:
Students seeking the MPH in Occupational Safety and Health 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.