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:
The online environmental health programs general application requirements include:
The MPH Degree in occupational health and safety management requires a total of 42 credits that include:
SPHTM Core/Foundational Courses (15 Credits)
MPH in Occupation Health and Safety Management - Required Courses (17 Credits)
Elective Courses (10 credits)
Selected from courses offered within the department or school in consultation with an academic advisor.
Applied Practice Experience (SPHL 9980)
The Applied Practice Experience (APE) (formerly practicum) is a supervised practice experience conducted in an agency or organization external to the university to gain practical experience. The APE allows students to demonstrate attainment of program and public health competencies, and will include at least three from the foundational public health competencies (CEPH Criterion D2) and two competencies from their program of study. The APE is conducted after completion of the foundational courses. Mid-career students may do a Leadership applied practice experience, a Quality Improvement applied practice experience, or a Workplace applied practice experience.
Integrated Learning Experience (SPHL 7950)
All students must complete an Integrated Learning Experience (ILE) (formerly culminating experience) that demonstrates the synthesis of foundational and concentration competencies. Students in the MPH in Occupational Health and Safety Management program will conduct a public health analysis (PHA). Students will select a topic in consultation with their academic advisor.
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