MPH in Environmental Health Curriculum

Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree in Environmental Health

Course Requirements:

  • The 5 Core Courses 15 credit hours
  • Required OEH Courses 19 credit hours
  • Elective Courses 5 credit hours
  • Integrated Public Health Practice 3 credit hours
  • Public Health Practicum Courses 2 credit hours


Core Courses:

OEH 5013 Environmental Health
BSE 5163 Biostatistics Methods I
BSE 5113 Principles of Epidemiology
HPS 5213 Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
HAP 5453 U. S. Health Care System


OEH Required Courses:

OEH 5023 Public Health Biology and Sanitation
OEH 5213 Principles of Environmental Health and Safety Management
OEH 5262 Occupational and Environmental Law
OEH 5723 Fundamentals of Occupational and Environmental Health Science
OEH 5973 Communications and Ethics in Occupational and Environmental Health
OEH 5553 Occupational and Environmental Toxicology
OEH 5742 Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Measurements


Elective Courses:

5 credit hours


Other Required Courses:

CPH 7003 Integrated Public Health Practice
CPH 7941 Practicum Preparation Seminar
CPH 7950 Public Health Practicum


Additional Degree Requirements:

  • Computer Competency
  • Quantitative Skills Examination
  • Certified in Public Health Examination
  • Culminating Experience
  • Interprofessional Education Requirement


A minimum of 44 credit hours is required for the MPH degree in Environmental Health.

Applicants must have completed College Algebra or higher courses. 30 hours in basic sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology, with at least 9 hours in chemistry to include organic chemistry and a course in physiology, biochemistry or other appropriate life science courses, in addition to other entry requirements of the College.