The University of Arizona

MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health

The MPH degree in Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) is offered by the Division of Community, Environment and Policy. There are two tracks available for students to pursue: Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) and Industrial Hygiene (IH).

Both tracks prepare individuals to evaluate and control health risks posed to communities and workers by chemical, biological contaminants, and physical exposures. The EOH track provides greater flexibility in selection of electives and emphasis areas, and requires 42 credit hours for completion. The IH track provides a greater focus on worker protection. Additional courses are required 

Our faculty has expertise in: occupational safety, toxicology, occupational medicine, ergonomics, epidemiology, microbiology, environmental science, environmental modeling and engineering, exposure and risk assessment. As a part of their coursework, students complete both a field-based internship and a research project. Students will work with their faculty advisor to develop their individualized plan of study to best meet their professional goals.edit hours for completion. The IH track provides a greater focus on worker protection. Additional courses are required and the track requires 45 credit hours.and the track requires 45 credit hours.

FACULTY

Mary Kay O'Rourke, PhD - Section Chair
Paloma Beamer, PhD
Jefferey Burgess, MD, MS, MPH

Robert Canales, PhD, MS
Philip Harber, MD, MPH
Miranda Loh, ScD
Eric Lutz, PhD, CMSP
Wayne Peate, MD, MPH
Kelly Reynolds, PhD, MSPH
Terry Stobbe, PhD, CIH, CSP, CPE

Environmental and Occupational Health Curriculum

Environmental and Occupational Health MPH Concentration Competencies and Assessment Methods

Total MPH Minimum Credit Requirements:

  • Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Track= 42 units
  • Industrial Hygiene (IH) Track = 45 units

REQUIRED CORE COURSES FOR BOTH TRACKS (15 units) 

REQUIRED EOH COURSES FOR BOTH TRACKS (18 units)

REQUIRED COURSES for the Industrial Hygiene (IH) Track (minimum 12 units)

ELECTIVE COURSES for the Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Track
(minimum 9 units)

Recommended Course Sequencing for Full-Time Students:
 *Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Track
 *Industrial Hygiene (IH) Track

RELATED EMPHASIS AREAS
Graduate Certificate in Water Policy