Our online environmental health graduate certificate programs are designed for students seeking graduate level study concentrated in a specialty area. A standalone certificate can demonstrate mastery in an area that may not require a full master’s degree.
Students with a prior master’s degree also may seek additional study through a graduate certificate.
Each certificate requires completion of five graduate courses (15-17 credits) in a concentrated field of study. Credits earned are transferrable and may be used toward a master’s degree. Students who enter a master’s program outside of environmental health may be able to apply the graduate-level credits as electives to another degree. Required courses cannot be double counted toward both programs, however.
The Graduate Certificate in Disaster Management provides relevant, up-to-date skills in disaster preparedness, response and management. The graduate certificate is a non-degree program that prepares professionals to work within the management structure and operational models unique to disasters including; crises communication, population issues, and psychosocial aspects of disasters.
The Graduate Certificate in Occupational and Environmental Health 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.
The Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Management provides management skills to occupational health, environmental health, and industrial hygiene professionals who wish to further their careers through management leadership. The graduate certificate offers study in the fundamentals of project and financial management and applies systems thinking to manage health and safety programs.
The Graduate Certificate in Industrial Hygiene prepares professionals with the basic knowledge of industrial hygiene and toxicology to recognize and control workplace hazards arising from chemical and physical agents. Students in this program may be eligible to sit for the ABIH certification exam, at the discretion of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.