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MPH - Global Health + Environmental & Occupational Health

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - Aurora, CO

The Master of Public Health concentration in Global Public Health - Environmental and Occupational Health provides students with a public health perspective of globalization and global health issues, programs and best practices; and trains students to use public health methods to address global health challenges.  Students gain depth in the area of environmental and occupational health, in which students are trained to identify critical environmental exposures and occupational diseases, develop environmental policy and legislation, combat urban sprawl, and mitigate disasters.

As part of the MPH program, students are required to complete the core program curriculum including a practicum and captsone projects. Capstone projects should incorporate applied biostatistics and a global component. 


Course ID Course Name ​Credits
Required MPH Core Courses
BIOS 6601
Applied Biostatistics I 3
​EPID 6630 ​Epidemiology ​3
​EHOH 6614 ​Environmental & O​ccupational Health ​3
CBHS 6610​ ​Social & Behavioral Factors & Health ​3
HSMP 6601​ ​Health Systems Management Policy ​3
​PUBH 6600 ​Foundations in Public Health ​2
​Required Concentration Courses
EHOH 6618 Environmental Health Policy & Practice ​3
​EHOH 6619 Environmental Exposures & Health Effects ​3
​Two of the following seven courses​:​
EHOH 6616 Environmental & Occupational Toxicology* 3
​EHOH 6617 ​Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology ​3
EHOH 6620 Risk Assessment & Decisions Making* ​3
EHOH 6628 Health Protection & Health Promotion in the Workplace* ​3
​EHOH 6629/EHOH 6636 ​Intro to Occupational Safety & Ergonomics ​2/3
​EHOH 6635 ​Climate Change and Health ​3
​EHOH 6638 ​Communication Skills Public Health Impact ​​3
​​​Environmental & Occupational Global Health Electives ​ ​              3 - 5
EHOH 6621 GIS for Public Health Research & Practice ​3
EHOH 6622 Public Health Emergency Preparedness ​3
EHOH 6624 Infectious Disease, Environmental Contexts ​3
EHOH 6625 International Disasters & Global Humanitarianism ​3
EHOH 6627 Water Quality & Public Health ​3
EHOH 6628 Health Protection & Health Promotion in the Workplace 3
EHOH 6629 Introduction to Occupational Safety & Ergonomics ​2
​EHOH 6635 ​Climate Change & Health ​3
​EHOH 6670 ​Global Health Research Ethics ​2
​EHOH 6710 ​Disasters, Climate Change & Health ​3
​​Required Global Public Health Courses ​ ​
​CBHS 6619 ​Public Health in the Global Community ​3
​EHOH 6623 ​Geographic Perspectives on Global Health ​1
​Global Public Health Electives ​ ​3 - 5
PUBH 6606 ​Practicum ​2
​EHOH 6990 ​Capstone Preparation ​1
PUBH 6991 ​Capstone Integration ​1
​​Total ​ ​45

*Students are required to take two of these seven courses as part of the EOH core. Additional courses taken will be applied to elective credit.

MPH Global Health & Environmental & Occupational Health Curriculum Checksheet​​​

Students may not use the same course to fulfill more than one requirement.


Competencies for Students Concentrating in Environmental & Occupational Health


MPH Environmental & Occupational Health Concentration Competencies


Apply appropriate monitoring methods to environmental and occupational health problems.


Describe the dynamics of ecosystems and how they affect the movement of toxic agents in the environment and mediate related risks for human disease as well as the quality of air, water, and soil.

​MPH-EHOH 3 Analyze important current environmental health problems and variations in health risks across the global landscape.​
​MPH-EHOH 4 ​Define the principles of s​​ustainability and apply these principles in the development of solutions to environmental and occupational health problems.
​MPH-EHOH 5 ​Apply basic skills in geographic information systems (GIS) technology in the evaluation of environmental health problems.
​MPH-EHOH 6 ​Apply theoretical frameworks or empirical evidence to recommend environmental and policy interventions to improve the health, safety and well-being of workers.
​MPH-EHOH 7 ​Identify the uses of biomarkers in evaluating exposures, health effects, and susceptibility to environmental and occupational disease.
​MPH-EHOH 8 ​Explain the scientific characteristics, such as exposure or mode of action, of major biological, chemical, and physical hazards that result in human health risk.
​MPH-EHOH 9 ​Examine the policy framework that shapes environmental health at the federal, state, and local levels and the historic and current decision-making processes that have shaped this framework.

Additional Competencies for Students Concentrating in Global Public Health - Environmental and Occupational Health


MPH Global Health Plus Concentration (GLH) Competencies


Describe contemporary and historic global health issues, programs, best practices, and players.


Critically analyze the political, economic, and ethical issues relevant to methods and contemporary issues in global health.


Recommend data collection methods in a global context, taking into account unique resource and cultural aspects of the geographic setting.

​MPH-GLH 4 ​Apply concepts of global burden of disease, especially disability-adjusted life years, across national and international settings to address health challenges.


Describe the geographic differences and connections between regions around the world and how they affect health.



Like other MPH concentrations, applicants are required to apply for admission to the program through the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). Applicants are also required to meet the minimum standards for MPH program admission. Click here to review the complete MPH admissions requirements and instructions.

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