The Graduate Certificate in Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) prepares professionals to assess and manage the impact of environmental and workplace hazards on human health. The program provides the knowledge and skills to recognize and characterize chemical exposures and hazards, assess health effects, design and implement preventive measures, and promote workplace wellness. This graduate certificate is offered by distance learning for midcareer professionals.
A standalone Graduate Certificate is a non-degree program designed for those who seek a graduate level study concentrated in a specialty area. Often students with a prior master’s degree may seek additional specialization through a Graduate Certificate. Courses carry degree credit and may be applied toward the MPH degree in occupational and environmental health.
At the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Occupational and Environmental Health, the student will be able to:
- Assess occupational and environmental hazards and exposure pathways and the impact on health.
- Conduct work place and chemical exposure history and environmental exposure assessments.
- Integrate health promotion and wellness applications into occupational and environmental health programs.
- Apply best practices in developing training for occupational and environmental health professionals.
The Graduate Certificate in Occupational and Environmental Health requires 17 credits includes:
|GEHS 6030||Survey of Environ Hlth||3|
|GEHS 6540||Occupational Health||3|
|GEHS 6600||Principles of Toxicology||3|
|GEHS 6720||Principles Indus Hygiene||3|
|GEHS 6320||Workplace Wellness||3|
|GEHS 6700||Principles of Safety||2|
|Total Credit Hours||17|
Apply Graduate Certificate credits toward the MPH in Occupational and Environmental Health
Course credits received in the graduate certificate may be applied to the MPH in OEH. Students proceeding into the MPH degree complete a total of 42 credits that include the remainder of the required OEH courses and the SPHTM core. Only the MPH degree in OEH is awarded. Student must have a GPA of 3.0 in coursework and meet the MPH degree admission requirements to transfer to the degree program. Contact the DL manager prior to completion of the certificate for information.
Combined Graduate Certificate in Occupational and Environmental Health with a MPH degree in another area
Student in another MPH degree program seeking to add a graduate certificate in may use the elective credits available in a degree program, but not required courses, for the graduate certificate. Required courses cannot be double counted toward both the MPH and a graduate certificate. If there is an overlap in required courses, the student, in consultation with their advisor, selects another OEH courses to meet the 17 credits for the certificate. The combined MPH and graduate certificate may take 5 to 6 additional credits beyond the total for the degree alone. The combined MSPH in industrial hygiene and graduate certificate will take an additional 15 credits.