MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
The MPH with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences provides students with a foundation of the general principles of environmental and occupational health with emphasis on toxicology and risk assessment.  The focus is on environmental and workplace hazards, the risk posed by the interaction of genetic and environmental factors, and a practical approach to solving health problems in various work and community settings.

Students are expected to:

  • Recognize major sources and types of environmental and occupational health hazards including microbial, bacterial, chemical and physical agents found in water, air, soil and food.
  • Be familiar with mechanisms by which environmental and occupational factors may cause human illness and injury, and recognize major health problems with an environmental component.
  • Understand the principle of exposure-dose relationship in the development of illnesses.

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PhD in Public Health Science-Environmental Health
The PhD in Public Health Science - Environmental Health is designed to provide scholars with the tools to conduct in-depth research and provide advanced instruction in the discipline of Environmental Health at the college and university level. It will also prepare researchers for governmental, private, and voluntary organizations involved in environmental protection and the prevention of disease and injury. In addition to understanding advanced concepts of environmental health, industrial hygiene, and toxicology.  Click here to view a PDF of the curriculum. Learn more about faculty research interests.

Students are expected to:

  • Develop skills that will enable them to identify and define questions of environmental and occupational health importance.
  • Design research studies to address these questions, and to complete a program of research that demonstrates abilities as an independent investigator.

Admission Information
For additional information on the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences graduate degree programs, go to the SPHIS Current Students Page.

Applications for the PhD in Public Health-Environmental Health program should be submitted online at is May 1.

Apply for a Graduate Assistantship or Tuition Support
Competitive funding is available for a Graduate Assistantship (stipend and tuition support) and Tuition support.  No additional applications are required. Students seeking funding are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Funding decisions will be made by the department's admissions committee.  Deadline for consideration of funding support is April 1.

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