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Admissions Requirements

  • Official transcripts reflecting an earned bachelor’s degree, with a 3.0 or higher grade point average for the last 60 undergraduate or the last 18 graduate/post-baccalaureate credit hours completed.

  • Foreign Transcripts: Official transcripts or mark sheets of college level work not in English or in the standard U.S. grading scale must be sent to a credential evaluation service for translation.
    Transcripts must carry the signature of a responsible official in which the work was done and the seal of that institution, or must be certified true copies of the original records. If transcripts do not show the degree earned and the date on which it was conferred, official degree statements must also be provided

  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last five years.

  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.

  • A resume reflecting one or more years of work/volunteer history related to health and/or human services.

  • A one-page personal statement.

  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States.

  • Environmental and Occupational Health Prerequisites:

    • The student must have successfully completed the following courses: two semesters of biology, two semesters of chemistry, one semester of physics, and one semester of college level math.


Core Courses
CPH 500FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH 13
CPH 501HEALTH BEHAVIOR3
CPH 502HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION3
CPH 503PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY3
CPH 504EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HLTH 23
CPH 505APPLIED RESEARCH IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
CPH 506BIOSTATISTICS 2,43
Concentration
CPH 590ELEMENTS OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES3
CPH 593PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH3
CPH 594ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT3
CPH 597PRINCIPLES OF TOXICOLOGY3
Elective Courses6
Consult academic advisor for best electives for your program of study
Service Learning/Capstone Experience Courses
CPH 528SERVICE LEARNING FOR MPH3
CPH 529CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE3
Total Credit Hours45
1

CPH 500 must be successfully completed in the first 21 hours of the program of study.

2

CPH 506 and CPH 504 must be successfully completed in the first 18 hours of the program of study.

3

CPH 517 Required for Biostatics concentration students

4

CPH 506 Required Prerequisites: Undergraduate or graduate statistics course or permission of instructor. While successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course is not required for admission into the MPH program, students enrolling for CPH 506 must have successfully completed a statistics course within the past 5 years resulting in a grade of B or better or obtain permission of the instructor.

Concentration Competencies

Concentration Domains

  1. Industrial Safety for Health Sciences
    1. Apply evidenced-based safety engineering and occupational health concepts and methods to the identification, evaluation, prevention, and control of important injury and illness  hazards in general industry work environments.
    2. Synthesize and apply specific occupational health and safety regulations and best practices to common workplace environments and situations in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Occupational Health and Safety Standards for General Industry.
    3. Identify and describe the human and organizational direct and indirect costs of accidents and injuries in the workplace and to the community at large.
    4. Discuss and apply common accident causation models to case study scenarios to develop effective corrective action to prevent future occurrence.         
    5. Discuss the major components of an effective and efficient general industry safety program.
    6. Discuss and apply basic risk management and risk communication approaches to common industrial safety and health problems.
  2. Occupational and Environmental Health
    1. Explain the role of biology and the environment in the ecological model of population- based health.
    2. Specify pathways of exposure including routes of transfer from the source, through all environmental media, to humans.
    3. Identify major causes of workplace related illnesses and approaches to reducing occupational health risks.
    4. Describe seminal historical cases that have shaped understanding of environmental and occupational health and have helped to avoid repeating past mistakes.
    5. Identify ethical, social, and legal issues central to occupational health.
    6. Describe how human behavior impacts environmental and occupational exposures and outcomes.
    7. Develop interventions to reduce environmental and occupational exposures.