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MPH with a Concentration in Health, Safety & Environment


This Online MPH degree program provides a strong foundation for students to advance their careers by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to address the complex and evolving regional, national and global challenges related to Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE). All courses in this program are offered online.

This program is intended to appeal to experienced working professionals anywhere in the world who seek to broaden their understanding of the interrelatedness of health, safety, and the environment. Instruction in the fundamentals of exposure assessment and analytical methods lays the groundwork for topics that include persistent issues of air and water quality, solid and hazardous wastes, worker safety, legal requirements, and effective management. The impact of health, safety and the environment topics is addressed from a global perspective, including both developed and less developed countries. Students have the opportunity to develop a major emphasis in an area of their choice.

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  • Employment Opportunities

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that "...rapid changes in working life are affecting both the health of workers and the health of the environment in all countries of the world."*

    Following the key principles of public health training, the MPH graduate will be able to:

    • Provide leadership in a specific health specialty that is ethical, population focused, culturally appropriate and uses innovative approaches to solve pressing public health problems;
    • Demonstrate the application of public health skills and knowledge by completing a comprehensive special project;
    • Apply knowledge, practices and programs to improve the health and well being of all populations; and
    • Demonstrate a commitment to improve the health of communities by working with others to solve pressing public health problems.

    Program graduates will be qualified to serve in leadership roles in any of several areas:

    • Industry
    • Energy Production
    • Utilities
    • Consulting
    • Manufacturing
    • Government/Military
    • Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs)

    Graduates will have the skills to apply public health principles to businesses responsible both for the health and safety of their employees and guests and for protection of the environment. The emphasis is on employers in the United States and internationally. They will also be prepared to pursue doctoral studies in environmental health sciences.

    Please view the Environmental Health academic program page to learn more about Environmental Health Employment & Salaries

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