Online Master of Public Health in Environmental Health & Toxicology (ENHQ) 2016-17

Program Description:  The online degree is ideal for those students who may not have time to attend a bricks-and-mortar classroom. Covering the same content as the standard degree, this MPH in Environmental Health & Toxicology will allow students to rigorously study the links between the environment and public health, considering all aspects of this process from initial exposure to toxicant action to science-based policy development. We train students to recognize and assess exposures, determine the toxicity risk to the public, and design and properly communicate strategies to reduce risk and help set appropriate policy.  The mandatory internship may be conducted at the professional's workplace, but the activities during the internship must be differentiated from routine work activities and be properly supervised and documented.   

Graduates will be able to do the following upon completion of the program:

  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of environmental regulations.
  • Specify approaches for assessing air- and water-borne agents.
  • Describe critical factors of exposure assessment studies.
  • Explain how environmental factors impact human health.
  • Specify approaches for assessing environmental hazards.
  • Employ risk assessment approaches.
  • Describe regulatory programs and agencies that influence environmental and occupational health issues.
  • Explain how environmental justice impacts health.
  • Communicate scientific information in public and professional venues.

Admission:  Applicants should have a strong academic record and meet the minimum requirements for admission to the School of Public Health.

Curriculum:  In addition to the MPH core requirements and 3 - 6 hours of SOPH required courses, students take 20 hours of Environmental Health & Toxicology track and elective courses and a 3 hour internship for a minimum of 43 credit hours.