The MPH Program in Environmental Health (one of five MPH programs) is designed to prepare graduates for practice-oriented careers in environmental health and management, with an emphasis on examining environmental factors and environmental policy that affect the health and sustainable environments of communities.
By guiding the students through a rigorous environmental health science curriculum, our graduates develop the technical and professional skills needed to thrive in the modern and rapidly changing field of environmental health in order to address imminent public health issues facing the world today in a responsible and sustainable manner. View Curriculum.
Through courses such as environmental toxicology, environmental health, epidemiology, and biostatistics, students develop a better understanding of how exposure to environmental hazards can present risks to public health.
As our students gain practical experience through laboratory research and/or internships, they are prepared to make significant contribution to the field. Our environmental health faculty, who are recognized both nationally and internationally, conduct cutting-edge research to understand the role of environmental factors in shaping human and ecological health and work closely with students to help them meet their learning objectives and career goals.
Graduates from the program have obtained positions in:
- On-site environmental health technician or manager
- Regulatory authorship and enforcement
- Municipal, State or Federal environmental health officer
- Site sampling and analysis
- Risk modeling and analysis
- Health training and communications
- Health education
- Program manager and consultancy
- Environmental Health research