Total Minimum Program Hours:42 credit hours
Core Requirements 9 hours
Concentration Course Requirements 27 hours (varies by concentration, includes research courses and electives)
Thesis 6 hours minimum
Program Core Course 9 hours
PHC 6588History and Systems of Public Health (1)
PHC 6756 Population Assessment: Part 1(5)
PHC 6757 Population Assessment: Part 2 (3)
Concentrations 27 credit hours minimum (including Research Hours and Electives)
Students select from one of the concentrations listed on the following pages. The Concentration section includes Concentration Course Requirements, any required Research courses, Electives, and any concentration specific requirements for the Comprehensive Exam.
Specific course requirements are listed with the Concentration. Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Medicine Residency are practice-based and do not have specific research hours required.
Elective options are listed with the Concentration.
Thesis 6 credit hours
Must be registered for at least 2 credit hours of coursework. Thesis proposal defense may be used in lieu of the comprehensive exam.
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE SCIENCE (OES)
Pre-requisites and Admissions Information
In addition to meeting the Program admission requirements for the Master of Science in Public Health in Public Health, applicants should also meet these concentration prerequisites:
- Preferred undergraduate majors: science, math, or engineering.
- preferred undergraduate majors: Science or engineering.
- Prerequisite undergraduate courses: substantial evidence of successful performance in science, mathematics, engineering and technology courses.
- Work experience: None required; however, occupational health related work experience is beneficial.
- Preferred undergraduate GPA: Upper division GPA ? 3.0.
- Recommendations: Three letters of recommendation are required.
Total Program Requirements with this concentration 45 hours minimum
In addition to the 15 hours required for the Program Core Requirements and the thesis hours, this Concentration requires:
Concentration Course Requirements 22 credit hours
Elective courses 6 credit hours
Culminating Experience 2 credit hours
Concentration Course Requirements 22 credit hours*
PHC 6356 Industrial Hygiene (PR: CI) (2)
PHC 6358 Physical Agents Assessment and Control (PR: CI) (2)
PHC 6310 Environmental Occupational Toxicology (PR: CI) (3)
PHC 6361 Industrial Ergonomics (PR: CI) (2)
PHC 6365C Analytical Methods in Industrial Hygiene I (PR: CI) (2)
PHC 6366C Analytical Methods in Industrial Hygiene II (PR: CI) (2)
PHC 6423 Occupational Health Law (PR: PHC 6357 or CI) (2)
PHC 6360 Safety Management Principles and Practices (PR: CI) (2)
PHC 6362 Industrial Ventilation (PR: PHC 6356 or CI) (2)
PHC 6345 HSE Management and Administration (3)
*Because this is a practice program, Biostatistics II is not required
Elective Courses 6 credit hours
Examples of electives:
PHC 6303 Community Air Pollution (3)
PHC 6350 Occupational Toxicology and Risk Assessment (3)
PHC 6351 Occupational Medicine for Health Professionals (3)
PHC 6422 Environmental Health Law (2)
PHC 6364 Industrial Hygiene Aspects of Plant Operations (2)
PHC 6313 Indoor Environmental Quality (3)
EIN 6216 Occupational Safety Engineering (3)
PHC 7368 Aerosol Technology in Industrial Hygiene (2)
EIN 6215 Engineering System Safety (3)
PHC 7317 Risk Communication in Public Health (2)
PHC 6369 Industrial Toxicology (2)
PHC 6354 Safety and Health Administration (2)
PHC 6051 Biostatistics II (Because this is a practice degree, Biostatistics II is not required) (3)
PHC 7018 Environmental Epidemiology (3)
Culminating Experience 2 credit hours
PHC 6945 Supervised Field Experience
Students must take the Occupational Exposure Science Concentration Exam in a term when the student is enrolled for a minimum of 2 credit hours. Students may elect to be exempt from this requirement upon demonstration of successfully passing one of the following:
- American Board of Industrial Hygienes certification exam (CIH)
- Board of Certification for Safety Professionals (CSP core exam)
Students must provide to students advisor and the Department Chair evidence of having attained one of these certifications, and request and receive written approval to be exempt from the this concentration exam.