The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree option is designed for students with an interest in program administration who are considering careers in industry, health services, or the insurance industry. Students are admitted to the School of Public Health’s Environmental Health major for a two-year program of full-time study.
The program provides coursework in core public health and occupational health sciences, research methods and statistics, management, public health nursing, and occupational and environmental health nursing. The curriculum is designed to provide a unique and rewarding opportunity to experience learning and working in a multidisciplinary team environment and exposure to real life practice settings and problems.
The Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degree option is for students interested in a career focused on research and graduate education. Post-master’s level course work emphasizes the statistical and analytic methods required to conduct original research, such as epidemiology and biostatistics, and topics specific to the student’s dissertation topic. The program generally takes a minimum of three years of full-time study to complete after completing the equivalent of masters’ level occupational health nursing course work. Many opportunities are available for students to develop their dissertation topics from funded research projects.