Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health

This graduate certificate is designed to provide opportunities for continuing education for health professionals without formal public health training, for those interested in life-long learning, and for mid-career professionals. Certificate course work may be taken either as a non-degree seeking student or in conjunction with other graduate work. 

Note: Students enrolled in the MPH-EH are not eligible for the graduate certificate in Environmental Health. Students interested in a graduate public health degree with an environmental health emphasis must apply for the MPH-EH degree and they are NOT eligible for the graduate certificate in Environmental Health.

Students completing the Environmental Health graduate certificate will have basic skills necessary to understand the scope, values, goals and potential of environmental health and protection. This certificate will help prepare students who plan to sit for the Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner exam.

Grading Policy

Students must complete the certificate course work with a B (3.0) or better average. One C (2.0) grade per certificate may be applied if a student has received a final GPA of at least 3.0 for certificate course work.

Students completing certificate course work must submit a completed education plan for signature of the advisor and the department chair.


Required Courses
MPH 449Environmental Toxicology4
MPH 511Epidemiology4
MPH 521Introduction to Environmental Health4
MPH 527Environmental Risk Assessment4
Total Hours16