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The M.P.H. (Master of Public Health) Degree Program in Environmental Health was developed in response to the nation's call-to-action for improved health opportunities for all with focuses on local, state, regional, and global needs. This M.P.H. Program offers a course of study that prepares students to identify problems and propose solutions to a variety of environmental conditions that affect the health of minority, rural, and disadvantaged populations at disproportionate rates. Environmental linkages between high morbidity rates due to heart disease (i.e., hypertension and stroke), cancer, and diabetes in conjunction with Healthy People 2020 will be assessed. Adverse environmental factors such as livestock rearing, farming practices, food handling, and industrial contaminants will be studied with sensitivity to cultural, regional, and ethnic differences.

Graduates of the M.P.H. degree program will be capable of pursuing further study in environmental health or related fields, conducting research in the discipline, managing community health agencies, and/or providing community-based leadership designed to educate and empower citizens to form partnerships in the interest of improving the overall health of their communities.

We are now offering the majority of MPH classes as web-hybrid (i.e., online and traditional classroom instruction) for distance learners.

Degree offered

Master of Public Health with a concentration in Environmental Health

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Admission Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Students will be required to take 45 credit hours of graduate level courses including 6 credit hours of Thesis Research OR Field Experience. The program may be completed in 5 semesters (at most) by full time students. It is not a requirement to attend full time in order to matriculate through the program.