Degrees Offered

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health offers two degrees with concentrations in Environmental Health and Occupational Health: Master of Public Health (MPH); and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH).

Master of Public Health (MPH):

The Master of Public Health (MPH or M.P.H.) is a professional master's degree designed to provide practical training in areas related to public health practice. Along with coursework in environmental theory and methods, the MPH in environmental health exposes candidates to the other core public health areas (biostatistics, epidemiology, public health policy and management, and social and behavioral sciences). Students also complete a practicum as part of their training. A Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental Health focuses on how the environment impacts the health of those around the world. 

MPH: Environmental Health

Course Description

MPH: Occupational Safety & Health

Course Description 

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) is an advanced professional degree for those whose career goals are in the area of professional practice in public health, including current and potential leaders in public health practice. This degree will prepare candidates for a career in high-level administration, teaching, or practice, where advanced analytical and conceptual capabilities are required. SPH currently offers a joint DrPH degree in epidemiology and environmental and occupation health sciences. Applicants are required to have a master's degree, and it is preferred that the degree be in either epidemiology or environmental and occupation health sciences.

Course Description

MPH in Environmental Health

SPH Core Areas

Section Course Credits
PHSB 603 Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health 3 cr hrs
PHEB 600 Introduction to Epidemiology 3 cr hrs
PHPM 605 Introduction to Health Policy and Management 3 cr hrs
PHEO 600 Principles of Environmental and Occupational Health 3 cr hrs
PHEB 602 Biostatistics I 3 cr hrs


Concentration Courses    
             

Section Course Credits
PHEO 610 Basic Environmental Toxicology 3 cr hrs
SPH 680 Special Topics Public Health Capstone 3 cr hrs
PHEO 630 Environmental & Occupational Diseases 3 cr hrs
PHEO 615 Environmental Measurements 3 cr hrs
PHEO 650 Risk Assessment 3 cr hrs
Electives (3 courses) 9 cr hrs
PHEO 684 Practicum 3 cr hrs
45 credit hours

MPH: Occupational Safety & Health:

SPH Core Areas


 
Section Course Credits
PHEB 600 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3 cr hrs
HPCH 603 Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health 3 cr hrs
PHPM 605 Introduction to Health Policy and Management 3 cr hrs
PHEO 600 Principles of Environmental and Occupational Health 3 cr hrs
PHEB 602 Biostatistics I 3 cr hrs


Concentration Courses    
             

Section Course Credits
PHEO 618 Occupational Safety 3 cr hrs
PHEO 640 Industrial Hygiene 3 cr hrs
PHEO 655 Human Factors & Behavior Based Study 3 cr hrs
PHEO 678 Occupational Biomechanics 3 cr hrs
PHEO 679 Ergonomics for Upper Extremities 3 cr hrs
SPH 680 Public Health Capstone 3 cr hrs
PHEO 684 Practicum 3 cr hrs
PHEO 630 Occupational Diseases 3 cr hrs
Elective 2 Courses 6 cr hrs
45 credit hours