MPH with Concentration in Environmental Health

Required courses include: Core (28 hours) and Environmental Health concentration core (eight hours). In addition, choose 12 hours of electives from one option below.

Core Courses
MPH 503Biostatistics for the Health Professional4
MPH 506Community Health Research4
MPH 511Foundations Of Epidemiology4
MPH 521Environmental and Occupational Health4
MPH 531Public Health Policy and Administration4
MPH 561Community Health Education4
MPH 581Internship 1,24
Environmental Health Concentration Core
MPH 449Environmental Toxicology4
MPH 527Environmental Risk Assessment4
Environmental Health Concentration Electives
Select one of the following options:12
Option 1: Environmental Risk Assessment 4
Risk Management and Communication
Risk Assessment: Air, Land, and Water
Health Economics
Option 2: Emergency Planning & Homeland Security 5
ECCE: Crisis in Environmental Health
Risk Management and Communication
Program Evaluation for Public Health
Option 3: Environmental Health Policy
Select three of the following:
Food Safety Practice and Policy 3
ECCE: Environmental Policies: Air Quality 3
ECCE: Solid and Hazardous Wastes Policy
Occupational Safety and Health Policy 3
Total Hours48

Students in the MPH/HMS joint degree may take either MPH 581 or HMS 550 to fulfill the internship requirement. Four hours of internship must be taken in order to complete the requirements.


Students may petition to use PAD 561 as one hour toward the internship requirement.


MPH students must select the four hour option for this course to meet degree requirements.


Students in this option may want to also take MPH 529 to qualify for the Risk Assessment Certificate.


Students in this option are eligible to apply for a Certificate in Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security.