The Master of Public Health (MPH) program in Environmental Health, Climate and Sustainability (EHCS) is a 46-credit hour degree program designed to provide graduates skills to evaluate the impact of climate and environmental policies and practices on public health, social justice, and economic opportunity; propose sustainable solutions and strategies for climate adaptation and mitigation that promote environmental stewardship and community resilience; and advocate for more equitable policies and practices on behalf of disadvantaged and underserved communities. Graduates within our programs have gone on to work in government, industry, consulting, community-based organizations, universities, think tanks, and professional associations.

EHCS Program Competencies

  1. Identify and assess health impacts of environmental hazards.
  2. Appraise and communicate the science on climate change and sustainable solutions.
  3. Develop and evaluate policies to equitably address hazards and risks.
  4. Analyze and interpret data related to hazards, risks and impacts.
  5. Facilitate resilience and adaptation through geospatial planning to address vulnerabilities and risks.

EHCS MPH Curriculum

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Semester
PUBH 6120 Epidemiologic and Biostatistical Methods in Public Health 4 Fall /Summer
PUBH 6130 Building Bridges: Communication and Collaboration in Public Health 3 Fall /Summer
PUBH 6170 Principles for Population-Based Management 3 Spring /Summer
PUBH 6180 Essential Fundamentals of Health Policy 3 Spring /Summer
PUBH 6800 Practice Experience 3 Fall/Summer
PUBH 6600 Culminating Experience 3 Spring
ENHS 6238 Introduction to Environmental Health* 3 Fall 1
EHCS 6235 Climate Change and Sustainable Solutions 3 Fall 1
EHCS 6244 Integrated Environmental Assessment for Public Health 3 Spring
ENHS 6254 Environmental Policy and Justice 3 Spring
ENHS 6253 Geospatial Health and Environment 3 Spring
Electives 12