The Brain, Behavior and the Environment (BBE) MPH Concentration is a rigorous program that emphasizes emerging themes in neuroscience, pharmacology, neurotoxicology, imaging, psychology and psychiatry, alongside environmental exposures to prepare students for medical, industrial, research, and government careers. The program provides students with the unique perspective of integrating environmental influences into understanding and combating complex neurobiological disorders. This focus is officially recognized by FIU as an Emerging Preeminent Program and will be taught by top researchers from Stempel College’s faculty roster. Our research graduates have found opportunities in top-ranked medical schools, premier academic research institutions, government agencies, and in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
At a glance
- Course modes
Mixed (in-person, hybrid & online)
- Application deadlines
Standard Stempel application deadlines apply
The BBE MPH requires the completion of 45 credit hours that is comprised of the following components.
The first component includes five courses (15) credits in the MPH Core Curriculum
Epidemiology I: Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology
Introduction to Public Health Policy and Management
Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences
Health Behavior and Public Health
The second comprises four courses (12 credits) in the EHS major.
Environmental Health Risk Assessment
Environmental Health and Safety
Environmental Disasters & Human Health
The other 12 credits will be from the BBE concentration required coursework. Our program recommends the following courses.
Introduction to Neurotoxicology
Neurotoxicology Research Methods
Finally, the capstone feature will be two courses (6 credits) in the Practicum and Culminating Experience.
Practicum in Public Health
Integrative Seminar in Public Health
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.