Master of Science in Public Health (Environmental Health)

Environmental Health

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree in the biological and physical sciences (e.g. M.D., public health graduates, public health engineers, biology and zoology majors). Adequacy of the applicant's qualifications for the graduate work in environmental health shall be determined by the faculty of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Residence for at least one full academic year immediately prior to the granting of the degree.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 40 units (34 units formal courses and 6 units of thesis).
  3. Satisfactory completion of Master's Thesis.
  4. Grade requirement: a weighted average of “2.00” or better in the major courses and an overall weighted average of “2.00” or better provided there is no grade of “5.00” in any of the courses.


Required Courses

Course No. Course Title Units
Biostat 201 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
Epi 201 Principles of Epidemiology 3
Total 6

Major Courses
EH 201 Principles and Methods of Environmental Health 2
EH 202 Environmental Health Practice 2
OH 204 Environmental Physiology 2
PH 205 Environmental Epidemiology 2
EH 207 Environmental Toxicology 2
EH 215 Environmental Health Policy 1
EH 297 Seminar on Environmental Health 1
HPAD 201.1 12

PH 201 Man, health and Environmental I 2
Biostat 206 Research Methods 2
HPAD 201 Principles of Health Administration 2
Total 6

Elective Courses

Course No. Course Title Units
EH 203 Environmental Chemistry 2
EH 204 Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis 2
EH 205 Biological Aspects of Water Supply and Water Pollution 2
EH 208 Air Pollution Epidemiology 2
EH 209 Radiological Health 2
EH 210 Hospital Sanitation and Safety 2
EH 211 Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management 2
EH 212 Introduction to Environmental Health Impact Assessment 2
EH 214 Environmental Health Service for Energencies 1
EH 216 Introduction to Environmental Economics 1
EH 299 Special Studies and Research 3
OH 203 Industrial Toxicology 2
OH 211 Industrial Safety 2
OH 205 Environmental Pollution 1
OH 207 Health Maintenance in Industry 1
PH 204 Occupational Epidemiology 2

Other elective courses may be taken from other Departments within CPH or in other Colleges, subject to the consent of the instructor.
Core Courses 6
Major Courses 12
Other Required 6
Electives 10
Thesis 6

Duration of the Program A minimum of two(2) years. Credit Load A minimum of 40 units credit load maybe allowed depending on the ability or needs of the student for additional.