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Department of Environmental Health

Division of Public Health Sciences

Master of Public Health - Environmental Public Health Concentration

The environmental public health concentration prepares students to take and/or advance careers in public health related fields. Graduates of the MPH with a concentration in environmental health are appropriately trained to assume leadership positions in agencies including, but not limited to, the Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health, local health departments, state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, non-profit agencies and for-profit agencies.

Students enrolled in the environmental public health concentration will complete 18 semester hours in the core MPH courses, a minimum of 18 semester hours of study in approved EPH concentration courses, and a minimum of 9 semester hours in the practicum and capstone phase of study. The student can pick up any other electives offered in the department or outside in consultation with his/her Concentration Director or the MPH Program Director. The concentration director or MPH Program Director will review each students program of study and approve concentration course work.

Curriculum Guide

Students  concentrating  in  the  MPH  environmental  public  health  concentration  will  expand on the below listed competencies:

  1. Describe direct and indirect human, ecological and safety effects of major environmental and occupational agents.
  2. Explain the general mechanisms of toxicity resulting from various occupational and environmental exposures.
  3. Describe genetic, physiologic, physical, and psychosocial factors that affect susceptibility to adverse health outcomes following exposure to environmental hazards.
  4. Identify major international, federal and state regulatory programs, guidelines and authorities that control environmental health issues.
  5. Explain approaches for assessing, preventing, controlling, and communicating environmental and occupational hazards that pose risks to human health and safety.