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MPH Environmental Health Sciences

Mission and Overview

The mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree – Environmental Health Sciences is to train its graduates to recognize the public health implications of environmental and occupational factors responsible for influencing mortality and morbidity trends in human populations.

All Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health students who select to study the MPH – Environmental Health Sciences degree program will complete a minimum of 45 credits. Students pursuing this degree will take Public Health Core Courses (18 credits), Program Concentration Courses (21 credits), and a Practicum experience (3 credits)/Capstone Research Project (3 credits) where they will apply, in practical fashion, the skills learned throughout their program. Students will also be required to present the findings of their research project as the culminating MPH experience. Upon completion of the MPH – Environmental Health Sciences, students will be trained to function effectively as environmental health practitioners in a variety of public health settings.

JPHCOPH Graduate Advisor

Coordinator, Office of Student Services
Phone: (912) 478-2674

Advising Hours

By appointment only

Environmental Health Sciences Competencies

At the completion of the MPH degree program all Environmental Health Sciences students will be able to:

Environmental Health Sciences Concentration

  1. Describe the direct and indirect environmental and occupational health hazards with respect to infectivity, toxicity, and physiological impacts on communities and the adverse effects on the ecosystem.
  2. Explain exposure pathways, and transmission mechanisms by which environmental/occupational agents influence human and the ecosystem health.
  3. Analyze environmental and occupational health risk assessment methods, directed towards prediction and management of these hazards to address community concerns, including environmental justice and equity, while adhering to pertinent regulatory guidelines.
  4. Specify appropriate environmental monitoring and impact assessment methods and intervention strategies to support or advocate for environmental/occupational health policy development.
  5. Develop age-appropriate educational material to relay public health risk information to lay audiences.

Required Courses

Course requirements and course descriptions can be found in the Georgia Southern University Graduate Catalog.

Environmental Health Sciences Concentration Documents

2-Year Plan of Study (Fall Admission 2019)MPH ENVH Fall 2019 Plan of Study PDF
2-Year Plan of Study (previous academic years)MPH Environmental Health Sciences Plan of Study PDF

Last updated: 3/28/2019