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
EPH 505a Biostatistics in Public Health I 1
EPH 508a Foundations of Epidemiology for Public Health 1
EPH 507a Social Justice and Health Equity 1
EPH 510a Health Policy & Health Care Systems 1
EHS 525a Seminar in Environmental Health and Journal Club 0
EPH 100a Professional Skills Series 0
EPH 515a Ethics and Public Health: An Introduction 0
Elective 1

Spring Semester - Year 1

Number Title Course Units
BIS 505b or CDE 534 Biostatistics in Public Health II or Applied Analytic Methods in Epidemiology 1
EHS 503b Public Health Toxicology 1
EHS 508b Assessing Exposures to Environmental Stressors 1
EPH 513b Social, Environmental, and Biological Determinants of Major Health Threats 1
EHS 526b Seminar in Environmental Health and Journal Club 0
CDE 516 or Elective Principles of Epidemiology II (CDE 516) strongly recommended in Year 1 for any student interested in a stronger foundation in environmental epidemiology, or an internship/thesis related to epidemiology 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 525b Seminar in Environmental Health and Journal Club 0
EPH 526b The Thesis 2
EHS 511b Principles of Risk Assessment 1
Elective 1
Elective 1

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.                                                                               

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