Program Description: Designed for working professionals, our on-line degree program lets you earn your degree while you continue in your career. The MPH Occupational Health & Safety studies the links between the occupational environment and worker health, studying 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 workers, and develop strategies and management policies for the prevention of injury and disease. 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:
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 19 hours of Occupational Health & Safety track and elective courses and a 3 hour internship for a minimum of 42 credit hours.