MPH in Occupational & Environmental Sciences

The MPH degree in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences provides students with the practical skills needed to solve occupational and environmental health problems. Students will focus on understanding occupational and environmental processes and their effects on humankind and developing the skills needed to assess and address their health consequences. The Practice-based Experience is designed to place students in settings in which they can apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills and continue to learn from professionals in their field while working on current, relevant public health problems.

The MPH curriculum is designed so that students have a broad exposure to the core disciplines in public health and focus on occupational and environmental sciences. A Practice-based Experience is required in the second year of study. The degree typically takes two years to complete. A minimum of forty-three credit hours are required for the MPH in occupational and environmental health sciences.

Upon completion of the MPH in occupational and environmental health sciences, students will be prepared to either continue their graduate education at the doctoral level or begin a career as consultants, managers, and leaders in public health practice, research settings, government, or industry, addressing such issues as environmental pollution related to air, water, and waste, occupational health hazards, and work-related injury. The MPH degree is ideal for recent college graduates or early to mid-career public health professionals seeking to develop or advance their current careers.