The Environmental Health emphasis is being discontinued and new students are no longer being accepted into the emphasis.
The Environmental Health track of the MHS program is intended to train experts in the assessment of natural and created resources that affect individual and community health. These resources include air, food supplies, water sources and supplies, as well as our workplaces and municipal services. Advanced Environmental Health (MHLTHSCI 510) gives an excellent overview of important issues in environmental health, including coverage of food and water quality protection, hazardous waste management, and decision-making models to promote effective management. Public Health Disaster Preparedness Planning: Risk Management in the Health Sciences (MHLTHSCI 560) addresses the variety of mechanisms through which health professionals minimize vulnerabilities and potential hazards, and Environmental Regulatory Policy and Administration (PUBADM 541) focuses on the organizations and policies that affect natural resource administration and use. Health Promotion (MHLTHSCI 570) introduces students to a discussion of implementation and evaluation of public health programs across a variety of domains, including environmental health, and Science, Democracy, and Environment (PUBADM 542) focuses explicitly on environmental politics and policy. Students completing an Environmental Health emphasis also choose one additional three-credit elective course related to their area of study. Students applying to the MHS program Environmental Health Track are expected to have a strong background in natural science, usually with a B.S. degree in Environmental Health, Biology, or Chemistry. To determine whether they have taken sufficient natural science coursework prior to applying, students should contact the Graduate Program Director.
Master of Health Science, Environmental Health Emphasis
|MHS Graduate Core||18|
|Select 9 credits from the following:|
|MHLTHSCI 510||Advanced Environmental Health||3|
|MHLTHSCI 560||Public Health Disaster Preparedness Planning: Risk Management||3|
|MHLTHSCI 570||Health Promotion||3|
|PUBADM 541||Environmental Regulatory Policy & Administration||3|
|PUBADM 542||Science, Democracy & Environment||3|
|In addition, students need one 3 credit elective course and 6 credits of thesis or project or 12 credits of elective credit.||9-12|
|NOTE: All applicants for the Environmental Health Track must have met the science requirements for a bachelor’s degree in environmental health. Persons who have no experience in environmental health will also be required to take MHLTHSCI 590 Practicum.|