MPH, Concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health


MPH students electing to emphasize environmental and occupational health are trained to recognize, evaluate and communicate risks associated with health hazards occurring in community and occupational environments. Graduates are trained to function as independent investigators and as members of multidisciplinary teams.

This program is supported by the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health.

Completion of all course requirements, including the two final projects (preceptorship and culminating experience), ensures that graduates have attained the MPH core competencies and the MPH with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health competencies:

MPH Foundational Competencies
MPH Environmental and Occupational Health Program Competencies

View Information and Application Requirements for MPH Program

Biology Competency Requirement: Students are required to pass all 3 exams or successfully complete the courses prior to or within the first semester of coursework. Courses do NOT count toward the minimum 42 credit hours for the MPH degree. View more information on Public Health Biology Competency exam.

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Recommended Course Schedule for MPH Concentration in
Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)
Full-Time Enrollment – Guide for Students Starting Fall Semester

Fall Year 1

COPH 5003: Introduction to Public Health (3)
ENVH 5102: Environmental & Occupational Health (3)
ENVH 5221: Regulations in Environmental Health (3)

Spring Year 1

BIOS 5013: Biostatistics I (3)
EPID 5322: Epidemiology I (3)
ENVH 5302: Principles in Toxicology in Public Health (3)

Summer Year 1

HBHE 5103: Health Behavior and Health Education (3)
ENVH 5404: Environmental Biological Hazards (3)

Fall Year 2

HPMT 5103: The Health Care System (3)
ENVH 5222: Environmental Exposure Assessment (3)
COPH 5989: Applied Practice Experience (3)

Spring Year 2

ENVH 5202: Environmental Hazards Control (3)
COPH 5991: Integrative Learning Experience Seminar (1)
COPH 5992: Integrative Learning Experience Project (2)

*Elective must be approved by MPH advisor; common electives include:
REGS 6013: FDA Regulations (3)
EPID 5322: Epidemiology II (3)
BIOS 5212: Biostatistics II (3)
HBHE 5214: Advanced Concepts in Human Sexuality (3)

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