Environmental and Occupational Health

In contrast to the Master of Science (MS) degree programs, which are program-specific and more specialized, the Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Master of Public Health (MPH) degree bridges the scientific and health policy worlds. It provides a broader perspective on environmental and occupational health, with emphasis on applications and policy implications.

The EOH MPH degree provides a great deal of flexibility for students to design and pursue a Learning Emphasis Area through a set of thematically linked courses, Field Practicum, and thesis work. For example, the EOH MPH degree can be used to explore interdisciplinary areas such as:

  • Emerging infectious diseases, including zoonotic and vector borne diseases
  • Environmental change (including climate) and health
  • Agricultural food systems and health
  • One Health/Ecohealth/Planetary Health
  • Water and health
  • Homeless and health
  • Health and the built environment

EOH MPH Students may spend time during their studies working with faculty and staff in DEOHS-affiliated Centers, including:

This degree option requires a thesis and 120 hours of practicum real-world experience. These practicum experiences can place the student with an organization engaged in policy or practice related to their career interests, and provide an important exposure to career possibilities.

Two special emphasis programs within the EOH MPH program offer specialized scholarships through the Northwest Center for Occupational Safety and Health: