Master's of Public Health (MPH) with a Concentration in Environmental Health Sciences

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) provides a broad overview of the field of EHS.

The concentration covers topics such as environmental toxicology, risk assessment, health and safety and environmental disasters while allowing students to tailor studies to meet specific needs/interests through a wide range of electives delivered by faculty in cutting-edge scientific settings.

Program at a glance

  • Full-time or part-time options
  • Several core, concentration and elective courses offered online
  • Socialize, network, and collaborate with the Environmental Health Student Association (EHSA)
  • Each student is assigned an EHS faculty advisor at, or before, Orientation. Students should meet with their advisor at least once per semester. It is important for students to be proactive in scheduling these meetings and checking in with their advisor periodically
  • All incoming EHS students will be assigned a 2nd year MPH-EHS student mentor

Program requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. 3.0 GPA UG 60
  2. Official GRE scores: MPH optional
  3. Official University/ College transcript from all institutions previously attended. International documents, please read instructions listed in SOPHAS.
  4. Statement of Purpose
  5. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  6. Resume/CV
  7. English Language proficiency test is required for all international applicants unless they hold a degree from a US institution or from an institution within a country that is TOEFL-exempt.
    • Acceptable test scores: TOEFL (min. scores: 550 paper-based, 80 internet-based), IELTS (min. score of 6.5)
  • Top 50

    Public School of Public Health (U.S. News & World Report)

Course structure:

  1. Public Health Core Courses: (15 Credits)
  2. Environmental Health Sciences Content Core Courses: (12 Credits)
  3. Secondary Elective Courses: (12 Credits) or Secondary required BBE Courses: 12 Credits
  4. Practicum and Integrative Seminar in Public Health: (6 Credits)


PHC 6945 (Practicum in Public Health) and PHC 6930C (Integrative Seminar in Public Health/culminating experience) are both required for all MPH students.

The practicum may be taken after completing a minimum of 30 hours, including all core courses. The practicum may be waived if the student has at least three years of relevant practice experience working in a public health setting. The waiver request is prepared and submitted by the student through their faculty advisor and department chair. If the practicum requirement is waived, the student will need to substitute three additional approved hours so that the total curriculum hour requirement of 45 is met. MPH students are expected to complete PHC 6930C Integrative Seminar in Public Health during their last semester in the program.

Career Outcomes

Our EHS graduates are working as:

  • Educators
  • Toxicologists
  • Risk assessors
  • Environmental health specialists
  • Compliance officers
  • Industrial hygienists
  • Ergonomists
  • Occupational health scientists and physicians
  • Researchers
  • Public health practitioners

Paying for school

At Stempel College, we understand that academic success can be affected by financial aid and funding opportunities. Our students have access to myriad funding options by degree level (bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral) and by academic discipline (Public Health, Dietetics & Nutrition, Social Work). It’s important to understand the basics of applying for financial aid and the additional resources available to you as a Stempel College student. For more, please visit the Paying for School page.