Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 42

Required Courses:

College Core Course
HRPR 5001Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions0
Public Health Core Courses
ENVH 5004Environmental Health1.5
EPBI 5002Biostatistics3
EPBI 5005Applied Analysis of Health1.5
EPBI 5201Epidemiological Research Methods I3
HPM 5006Political and Economic Aspects of Health3
SBS 5001Fundamentals of Public Health3
SBS 5002Program Planning, Theory, and Practice3
Environmental Health Courses
ENVH 8207Environmental Epidemiology3
or ENVH 8019 Environmental Policy and Regulation
EPBI 8012Multivariable Biostatistics3
GUS 5062Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems3
Environmental Health Elective3
Select one from the following:
BIOL 5128
Genomics and Infectious Disease Dynamics
ENVH 5013
Global Environmental Health
ENVH 5309
Water, Sanitation and Public Health
ENVH 8016
Human Health Risk Analysis
GUS 5096
Problems in Environmental Quality
GUS 5097
Race, Class, Gender in Cities
GUS 8031
Critical Issues in Globalization, Sustainability, and Social Justice
Electives6
Select two from the following: 1
BIOL 5325
Research Techniques in Molecular Biology
BIOL 5428
Virology
CEE 5631
Environmental Hydrology
CEE 5641
Urban Streams and Stormwater Management
CEE 5731
Solid Wastes Engineering
CEE 5773
Sustainability Aspects of Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment
CEE 5792
Biological Principles of Environmental Systems
CEE 5793
Environmental Biotechnology
CEE 5799
Environmental Engineering
CTRP 8213
Environmental Planning
CTRP 8267
Water Resources Planning and Management
CTRP 8355
Environmental Infrastructure Planning and Management
GUS 5015
Land Use Planning
GUS 5031
GIS Programming
GUS 5063
Remote Sensing
GUS 5065
Urban Geographical Information Systems
GUS 5066
Environmental Applications of GIS
GUS 5069
GIS for Health Data Analysis
GUS 5071
Health Geography
GUS 8016
Public Policy for Urban Regions
M.P.H. Fieldwork Experience
ENVH 9289MPH Fieldwork I3
ENVH 9389MPH Fieldwork II3
Total Credit Hours42

Minimum Grade to be Earned for All Required Courses: B-

Culminating Events:
Fieldwork Practicum:
Students are required to synthesize and integrate the knowledge acquired in coursework and other learning experiences and to apply theory and principles in a situation that approximates some aspect of professional practice through an internship or practicum experience with a public health agency, health services organization, or under the supervision of a faculty preceptor. The M.P.H. fieldwork experience serves as the applied practice experience as required by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the accrediting body for schools and programs of public health, for completion of the Master of Public Health degree. In addition, this applied practice experience provides the student with the opportunity to develop expertise in a topic area and to contribute original and independent observations to a body of knowledge.

Part-time fieldwork experiences are available for students who work full-time.

Evaluative Paper:
For the applied practice experience to fulfill the requirements of ENVH 9289 and ENVH 9389, M.P.H. in Environmental Health students are expected to complete a fieldwork experience. The required deliverable for the M.P.H. fieldwork requirement is a final evaluative paper. Students must demonstrate their proficiency and the application of theory and principles in the paper.