The MPH in Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHSM) MPH Program is a mid-career professional program designed to enhance management skills of health and safety professional. The MPH is designed for those who already have a technical background and seek to move into leadership positions within their organizations and industries. The program provides the fundamentals of project management, financial management and budgeting, and applies systems thinking to occupational and environmental health and safety programs. Graduates improve their abilities to manage people, projects and processes. The program is offered by distance learning format only.
Typical backgrounds/experience of students in the program include: Industrial hygienists, safety engineers, environmental health & safety specialists, occupational health physicians and nurses.
Upon completion of the MPH degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management, graduates will have the following competencies:
- Integrate the fundamentals of project management into occupational and/or environmental health and safety programs.
- Implement financial management within an occupational health and safety programs.
- Analyze safety and health investment strategies and cost/benefits of health and safety.
- Apply systems thinking to occupational/ environmental health programs and strategic management.
- Evaluate the program performance for ongoing improvement.
The MPH Degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management requires a total of 42 credits that include:
|SPHTM - Foundational Requirements - 15 Credits|
|SPHL 6020||Foundations in Public Health||3|
|SPHL 6050||Biostatistics for Public Healt||3|
|SPHL 6060||Epidemiology for Public Health||3|
|SPHL 6070||Health Systems Policy and Mgmt||3|
|SPHL 6080||Design Strategies in PH Prgrms||3|
|MPH in Occupation Health and Safety Management - Required Courses|
|TRMD 6010||Biol Basis of Disease 1||3|
|GEHS 6540||Occupational Health||3|
|GEHS 7230||Fundmtls of Prjt Mgmt for ES&H||3|
|GEHS 7240||Applyng Systms Thnking to EH&S||3|
|GEHS 7260||Fin Aspects Env Hlth Saf||3|
|GEHS 7310||Occ Laws and Compliance||2|
|Select 10 credits from courses offered within the department, school, or university in consultation with an academic advisor||10|
|SPHL 9980||Applied Practice Experience 2||0|
|SPHL 7950||Integrated Learning Experience||0|
|Total Credit Hours||42|
Students who demonstrate knowledge of public health biology may substitute this course with an elective course.
The Practicum is designed to demonstrate application of occupational and environmental public health principles in practice. OHSM students complete a 200 hour practicum. Midcareer students may do a leadership or quality improvement practicum. The practicum is usually competed after core courses are completed.
Specific information competencies for the Practicum may be found in the Practicum Handbook. Students should contact Kathy Carneiro to discuss practicum requirements at least one full semester prior to the semester of intended graduation.
The Culminating Experience is a public health analysis (PHA) of an occupational or environmental health issue that applies and integrates the classroom knowledge/ skills and demonstrates the competencies you have attained in your studies; see Culminating Experience Handbook. You select the topic in consultation with your advisor and produce a written PHA document. The advisor and student develop 3 specific objectives for the PHA that demonstrate the program competencies. Students should contact Kathy Carneiro to discuss the PHA practicum requirements at least one full semester prior to the semester of intended graduation.