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MSPH in Global Environmental Health Sciences

The MSPH degree in Global Environmental Health Sciences prepares students to recognize, evaluate and control global environmental health problems, use quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate environmental data, and to manage delivery of global environmental health services. Beyond the school core requirements, students select elective coursework in consultation with their academic advisor to strengthen their knowledge, skill and competence in specific areas of environmental health.The MSPH degree is designed for both pre- and mid-career professionals.

Program Competencies

Upon completion of the MSPH degree in Global Environmental Health Sciences graduates will have the following competencies:

  • Recognize, evaluate, and control global environmental health problems.
  • Apply environmental health principles to solve global public health problems.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate environmental and health data.
  • Translate research in global environmental health into practice.
  • Communicate environmental health information to peer groups, environmental health practitioners, affected communities, and the public.
Admission Requirements

Students applying to the Master of Science in Public Health in Global Environmental Health Sciences program must meet the school's general admission requirements and submit materials per the application requirements.

Degree Program Requirements

The MSPH Degree in Global Environmental Health Sciences requires a total of 45 credits that includes:

SPHTM - Core Courses (15 Credits)

  • BIOS 6030 Introductory Biostatistics (3)
  • EPID 6030 Epidemiological Methods 1 (3)
  • GCHB 6030 Social and behavioral aspects of global health (3)
  • GEHS 6030 Survey of Environmental Health (3)
  • GHSD 6030 Introduction to Health Systems, Management and Policy (3)

MSPH in GEHS - Required Courses (17 Credits)

  • GEHS 6600 Principles of Toxicology (3)
  • GEHS 6510 Water Quality Management (3)
  • GEHS 7000 Environmental Health Seminar (0/1)
  • GEHS 7430 Survey of Methods in Environmental Health Science Practice (4)
  • GEHS 7500 Air Sampling & Analysis (3)
  • GEHS 7620 Environmental Health Risk Assessment (3)

Elective Courses (13 credits)

Selected from courses offered within the department, school, or university in consultation with an academic advisor.

Practicum (SPHL 9980)

All Global Environmental Health Sciences students complete a 200 hour practicum to gain practical experience. The practicum is usually completed after core courses are completed.

Culminating Experience (SPHL 7950)

Students in the MSPH in Global Environmental Health Sciences conduct a public health analysis.

Contact Us

Department Chair: Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH

Program Director: Charles Miller, PhD

Department Administrator: Geraldine Neville


Phone: (504) 988-5374

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