Upon graduation a student with an MPH in Environmental Health Sciences will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and prioritize the direct and indirect human, ecological, and safety effects of major environmental and occupational agents.
  2.  Identify and apply appropriate, state of the art, approaches for assessing, preventing, and controlling environmental and occupational hazards that pose risks to human health and safety.
  3. Incorporate the role of psychosocial factors that affect susceptibility to adverse health outcomes following exposure to environmental and occupational hazards into assessment, prevention, and control strategies.
  4. Identify vulnerable populations and develop and apply risk management and risk communication approaches that address issues of environmental justice and equity.
  5. Apply the concepts regarding genetic and physiologic factors and mechanisms of toxicity to evaluate and improve assessment, prevention, and control strategies.
  6. Evaluate policies and standards with respect to ethical considerations of and disparities in environmental and occupational health and use the evaluation to develop improved policies and standards.
  7. Critique and apply current environmental risk assessment methods.
  8. Synthesize environmental-occupational health knowledge to design and evaluate environmental-occupational health policies, programs and research. Integrate, synthesize and apply theory to practice in the context of a research study, policy development, and public health systems development.
  9. Critique federal and state regulatory programs, guidelines, and authorities that control environmental-occupational health issues.