The MPH program provides an opportunity for students interested in environmental and occupational health to become familiar with the relevant concepts as they apply to public health practice. The program will also be an opportunity for working health professionals to achieve an in-depth environmental perspective as well as a degree in public health. The degree may be tailored more toward either environmental health science or risk assessment depending on the choice of electives and desire of the student.
MPH students must complete the prescribed coursework. In addition, they must complete an independent study under the supervision of a faculty member and register for a practicum experience. Students will take the school-wide core courses as part of the required credits to complete their degree. MPH students are also required to write an essay that is submitted to an examination committee for approval. The curriculum consists of 47 credits and the degree normally takes two years.