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 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 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 and semester when each course is typically offered is noted parentheses. Students should review the Forward Schedule for long-term course planning and the Course Schedule for each semester to determine when, where, and how a course is offered.