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About this course

The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree program provides courses of study that prepare students to identify and propose solutions to a variety of environmental conditions that affect the health of minority, rural, and disadvantaged populations at disproportionate rates. Linkages between the high morbidity rates due to heart disease, cancer, strokes and adverse environmental factors such as livestock rearing, farming practices, food handling, industrial contaminants, will be studied with sensitivity to cultural, regional, and ethnic differences.

Graduates of this 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.

The total minimum hours required for Master of Public Health in Environmental Health is 45. Students may choose between the thesis option and the non-thesis (field experience) option: