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

Number Title Course Units
BIS 505a Introduction to Statistical Thinking I 1
SBS 505a*  Social and Behavioral Foundations of Health (or elective if taking SBS 537 in spring) 1
CDE/EMD 508a Principles of Epidemiology I 1
EHS 507a Environmental Epidemiology 1
EHS 525a Seminar in Environmental Health and Journal Club 0
EPH 100a Professional Skills Seminar 0
EPH 515a Ethics and Public Health: An Introduction 0
HPM 510a* Introduction to Health Policy and Health Systems (or elective if taking HPM 560 in spring) 1

Spring Semester - Year 1

Number Title Course Units
BIS 505b Introduction to Statistical Thinking II 1
EHS 503b Public Health Toxicology 1
EHS 525b Seminar in Environmental Health and Journal Club 0
EHS 511b Principles of Risk Assessment 1
Elective 1
Elective 1

Summer Term

Number Title Course Units
EPH 520c Summer Internship 0

Fall Semester - Year 2

Number Title Course Units
EHS 507a Environmental Epidemiology 1
EHS 525a Seminar in Environmental Health and Journal Club 0
Elective  1
Elective  1
Elective  1
Elective  1

Spring Semester - Year 2

Number Title Course Units
EHS 508b Assessing Exposures to Environmental Stressors 1
EHS 525b Seminar in Environmental Health and Journal Club 0
EPH 525b The Thesis  2
Elective 1
Elective 1

* Students have the option of taking SBS 505 (fall term) or SBS 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.

rev. 6.20.2017