The Online Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health is a dynamic blend of online content, high-level collaboration with faculty and peers, and real-world experience. This degree is ideal for students who are unable to leave their current employment or relocate to Birmingham for study.
This degree was developed for the working professional 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.
Environmental Health Curriculum: Students pursuing the Environmental Health & Toxicology degree track must complete a total of 42 credit hours including the MPH core courses listed below.
Designed for working professionals who have a passion for making a difference, our on-line degree program lets you earn your degree while you continue in your career. Your learning experience will be enriched by your experiences in the real world as you and your classmates focus on the identification and assessment of human health threats and the prevention of injury and disease related to occupational and environmental agents.
Occupational Health and Safety Curriculum: Students pursuing the Occupational Health and Safety degree track must complete a total of 44-45 credit hours including the MPH core courses listed below.
This program is designed for individuals who are planning on management-focused careers in public health. Perhaps you aspire to be the Executive Director of a non-profit charitable organization or a senior-level manager in a health department or federal agency. Perhaps you are a physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other clinician who wants to move from direct patient care into a supervisory position with a broad focus on the health of a community. Students in this program are introduced to the public health system and the fundamental skills necessary for practice in the public health sector and managing health care organizations. Required coursework includes basic management disciplines and selected content in economics, finance, marketing, law, and health insurance. Students in this track take 43 credit hours. The work can generally be completed in two years or less.
The MPH programs in the maternal and child health (MCH) concentration are designed to educate individuals who will plan, administer, and evaluate programs in maternal and child health. The programs provide information about the special problems faced by women and children, including children and youth with special health care needs, and their families. The programs develop and integrate skills from maternal and child health policy and leadership and demonstrate their application in problem solving and systems development. The programs are funded, in part, by a federal MCH training grant.
The MPH/MSW degree program is coordinated between the UAB School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization & Policy and the University of Alabama (UA) School of Social Work (in Tuscaloosa). The coordinated program prepares social workers for interdisciplinary practice in public health programs concerned with the promotion and improvement of the health of diverse populations, including women, children, and families. Students who have been admitted to the MSW program in the UA School of Social Work and wish to pursue the coordinated degree option should contact the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy. Students will attend classes in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. This coordinated program is one of the programs in the maternal and child health (MCH) concentration and is funded, in part, by a federal MCH training grant.