We are a nationally-accredited MPH program that prepares advanced students for an exciting career working to solve the most pressing environmental problems of today and tomorrow. Environmental Health professionals anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control hazards that can affect human health in both the natural and built environment. Environmental Health professionals are scientists who apply their skills to solving environmental problems. Our graduates are in demand and are widely employed in the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals, universities, environmental consulting firms, food supply and distribution companies, state and federal government, and county health departments. For a brief illustration of what we do, visit our careers page and the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AHEAP) website.

MPH Environmental Health Track candidates should have an undergraduate degree in a science, engineering or public health field but others with coursework in the sciences are also invited to apply. Our students are also eligible for Graduate Research Assistantships which provide opportunities to participate in research projects with faculty members, and receive a stipend and tuition waiver.More MPH student resources are available.

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Our carefully designed plan balances the course load. All MPH students complete a common 24-credit core followed by 18 credits of applied environmental health courses. During the final summer of your program you will gain hands-on experience through a 4-credit Applied Learning Experience. In addition to the traditional 46-credit MPH we offer a fast-track option to advanced undergraduates in their final year of study. The full curriculum can be explored HERE.

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  • Foundations in Public Health
  • Public Health Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Care Management
  • Systems Thinking in Public Health
  • Policy in Public Health
  • Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health
  • Research Methods
  • Interprofessional Practice


  • Environmental Regulations
  • Water Quality
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Risk Assessment
  • Occupational Safety
  • Climate Change and Sustainability
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  • Applied Learning Experience I - Proposal
  • Applied Learning Experience II - Practicum

Get in touch with us to receive more information on the program or an advising sheet template.

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