The graduate Certificate in Environmental Health is designed for students in other programs at Tulane SPHTM who wish to acquire more in-depth knowledge of the relationship between the environment and public health. For example, an epidemiology major may have an interest in applying epidemiologic principles to the study and management of environmental risk factors of disease; a community health sciences major might plan to work on health problems related to the built environment; a global health systems and development major may plans to work overseas and want experience in environmental health; and an infectious disease or tropical medicine major might address the environmental influences on infectious and tropical diseases, such as the impact of climate change on vector control. Environmental health impacts nearly all areas of public health and this certificate will provide students with that additional applied knowledge that will be useful in their future careers.
Offered by: Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences
Faculty Lead: Roy Rando, ScD
Students earning the Certificate in Environmental Health will be prepared to apply scientific principles to recognize, evaluate, prevent, and mitigate environmental public health problems and threats both locally and globally, and will gain knowledge and skills related to environmental health science, practice, and policy.
This certificate program is designed for current MPH/MSPH/MPH&TM/MHA students who are not pursuing a master’s degree in any Global Environmental Health Sciences program. The certificate is a complement to degrees in other areas.
Students who earn the Certificate i Environmental Health will be able to:
Number of Credits Required for Completion: 15
Applicants should also have a suitable undergraduate background in the basic or applied sciences.
Plus one of the following:
Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine which certificate best fits their professional and academic goals and how best to plan their graduate course schedule.