Sep 26, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, M.P.H. (Environmental Health Concentration)

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General Program Information

Ying Li, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator
College of Public Health
121 Lucille Clement Hall
Box 70682
(423) 439-5663

Jennifer Hunt, Lecturer
MPH Coordinator
College of Public Health
Office 51M Lamb Hall
(423) 439-6135

Faculty: Ying Li; Kurt Maier; Tricia Metts; Phillip Scheuerman; Kenneth Silver.

Environmental Health prepares specialists who understand the interrelationships between chemical, biological, and physical factors in the environment, and social and organizational factors in the human community. Students will become proficient in the assessment of community environmental health needs by collecting, analyzing, and reporting appropriate data, and will develop expertise in investigating, monitoring, and managing environmental problems that may have an impact on the public’s health.

Program Admission Requirements

Applicants to this program are required to use the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) which can be accessed at Application deadlines for Fall admission are: June 1st for domestic applicants and May 1st for international applicants.

The priority application deadline is February 1st (for early admissions decision, consideration for Graduate Assistantships, and Tuition Scholarships).

Admission to the graduate program in Public Health is based upon scholarship, letters of recommendation, and evidence of potential for success in a graduate program, including: A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.2 are encouraged to submit the GRE scores with their application.

For additional information, please contact the MPH Program Coordinator,

Articulation Agreements

A student who completes the Graduate Certificate in Global Health and later wishes to pursue the Master of Public Health may transfer up to nine credits of the certificate credits into the master’s degree with approval of the degree graduate coordinator and the School of Graduate Studies. All transfer credit, however, must meet the GPA requirements and must be within the six-year matriculation limits. 

Up to sixteen (16) credits of coursework from the Health Care Management Certificate program may be approved for transfer into the M.P.H., M.B.A., or M.S.N. degree programs.

A student who completes the Graduate Certificate in Health Data Analytics and wishes to pursue the Master of Public Health may transfer the certificate credits into the master’s degree with approval of the degree graduate coordinator and the School of Graduate Studies.

Students who have completed the Public Health Graduate Certificate and subsequently are admitted into the MPH may have up to sixteen (16) of the certificate credits applied toward the degree program of study as long as the courses fall within the matriculation limits and a grade of B (3.0) or better was earned for the course.

Public Health, M.P.H. Degree Requirements: 43-46 credits

Core Requirements 16-19 credits
Concentration 13 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 6 credits
Field Experience 4 credits
Capstone 4 credits
TOTAL 43-46 credits

See MPH Student Handbook for details on progression in the program including requirements for graduation. 

Public Health, M.P.H. Core Requirements: 16-19 credits

Advisor Approved Electives: 6 credits

Take 6 credits of Advisor Approved electives. 

Field Experience: 4 credits

Capstone: 4 credits

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