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Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences

Division of Public Health Sciences

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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.

Concentration Competencies

Upon completion of the MPH degree in the Environmental Health Concentration students, will be able to:

  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.