MPH Program with Concentration in Environmental Health Sciences


Course Title


(15 credits)

EPIB 610    Foundations of Epidemiology


EPIB 650    Biostatistics 1


HLSA 601   Introduction to Health Systems


HLTH 665  Health Behavior I


MIEH 600 Foundations of Environmental Health


Cognate Area
(19 credits)

MIEH 740   Risk Assessment


MIEH 720   Principles of Toxicology


MIEH 770   Law and Policy in Environmental Health


MIEH 771   Exposure Assessment


MIEH 780   Environmental and Occupational Hygiene


EPIB 641 Public Health and Research Ethics


EPIB 651 Biostatistics II

Elective (3 or 6 credits) Elective** 3 or 6

Capstone Experience
(9 credits)

MIEH 785  Internship in Public Health


MIEH 786 Capstone Project in Public Health (3 credits) or MIEH 799 Thesis (6 credits)**

3 or 6


Total Credits for Proposed Environmental Health MPH Program



The electives must be public health related. Up to 6 credits may be transferred from another institution and 12 from UMCP, provided that the courses are at a graduate level and have not been counted for any other degree.  You must apply to transfer the credits using the form Request for Transfer or Inclusion of Graduate Credit, available on the MIAEH website under Student Forms.

** If a student chooses the thesis option, he/she must register for 6 credits of thesis to graduate. Students who opt for a capstone project must complete 2 elective courses for a total of 6 elective credits.

Recommended Electives for MPH in Environmental Health Sciences

MIEH 735 Food Toxicology (3 credits)

MIEH 730 Environmental Justice, Built Environment, and Health Disparities (3 credits)

MIEH 760 Spatial Epidemiology (3 credits)

MIEH773 Foodborne, Waterborne and Airborne Infectious Diseases (3 credits)

MIEH788 Critical Readings (1-3 credits)

MIEH789 Independent Study (1-3 credits)

EPIB611  Intermediate Epidemiology                                                                             
EPIB612  Epidemiologic Study Design                                                                                                                                                  
EPIB652  Categorical Data Analysis
EPIB653  Survival Data Analysis
EPIB655  Longitudinal Data Analysis                                                                             
EPIB621  Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3 credits)
EPIB622  Social Determinants of Health (3 credits)
EPIB623  Epidemiology of Health Disparities (3 credits)
EPIB624 Genetics in Public Health (3 credits)

Courses in the School of Public Policy
Courses in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology
Courses in the Department of Geography
Other or additional electives may be taken with the consent of the student’s advisor.