Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences - Sample Two Year Plan of Study

The MPH in Environmental Health Sciences typically requires 20 course units for degree completion. Please note the course unit total is reduced for joint degree students.

Fall Semester- Year 1

NumberTitleCourse Units
BIS 505aIntroduction to Statistical Thinking I1
CDE 505a* Social and Behavioral Foundations of Health (or elective if taking CDE 537 in spring)1
CDE/EMD 508aPrinciples of Epidemiology I1
EHS 510aPrinciples of Environmental Health1
EHS 525aSeminar in Environmental Health and Journal Club0
EPH 100aProfessional Skills Seminar0
EPH 515aEthics and Public Health: An Introduction0
HPM 510a*Introduction to Health Policy and Health Systems (or elective if taking HPM 560 in spring)1

Spring Semester- Year 1

NumberTitleCourse Units
BIS 505bIntroduction to Statistical Thinking II1
EHS 503bPublic Health Toxicology1
EHS 525bSeminar in Environmental Health and Journal Club0
Elective1
Elective1
Elective1

Summer Term

NumberTitleCourse Units
EPH 520cSummer Internship0

Fall Semester- Year 2

NumberTitleCourse Units
EHS 507aEnvironmental Epidemiology1
EHS 525aSeminar in Environmental Health and Journal Club0
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1

Spring Semester- Year 2

NumberTitleCourse Units
EHS 508bAssessing Exposures to Environmental Stressors1
EHS 525bSeminar in Environmental Health and Journal Club0
EPH 525bThe Thesis 2
Elective1
Elective1

* Students have the option of taking CDE 505 (fall term) or CDE 537 (spring term) and HPM 510 (fall term) or HPM 560 (spring term) to meet the MPH core requirements. 

Full-time student status is considered 4 course units or more per term. Students may petition for exemption from any course for which they can demonstrate competency. Only the instructor for the course can grant an exemption. Student should check with instructor for requirements, and if exempted, have instructor sign form (available on YSPH website), then submit the form to the YSPH registrar. Another course will need to be taken to complete the number of required course units for the MPH degree. 

Updated 12.12.16