Programs and Degrees

Master of Public Health (MPH)

The 60 credit hour (2 year) Master of Public Health (MPH) professional degree is aimed at students who plan to pursue careers as practitioners and leaders working to protect the public and the environment from the effects of hazardous occupational and environmental exposures. The defining feature of the MPH degree is the summer internship, typically in private industry, a governmental agency, or a community organization in the U.S. or abroad.


Master of Science (MS)

The Master of Science (MS) program is a four semester program aimed at students who plan to pursue scientific research rather than directed toward professional practice. It is a natural starting point for students interested in pursuing a PhD degree or a career in research. The emphasis is on building a strong foundation in environmental health sciences , along with research methods in a specialty field. MS students are required to complete a program of didactic coursework and to undertake original research culminating in a master's thesis.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree focuses on research and prepares you for a career in university-level teaching and research. A dissertation with original research is part of this degree.