Environmental Health

Master of Environmental Health Online

For individuals who have a strong interest in environmental health in the private or public sector and wish to develop a deeper and broader foundation of knowledge in the field, the University of Saint Francis offers a Master of Environmental Health. This unique program targets the major issues facing professionals. The focus is on environmental health, hygiene and safety, delivered through a systematic and strategic approach to pollution, toxicology, epidemiology, regulation, statistics, emergency response, and homeland security. In addition, an introduction to techniques in risk assessment, exposure and communication, GPS/GIS, environmental sampling and remediation is incorporated. Courses are taught by professors who are currently practicing professionals in the field. Their professional expertise provides a practical real-world focus to the classes.

In addition to successful completion of coursework, MEH students are required to prepare a professional e-portfolio which demonstrates mastery of competencies associated with professionals in the field.

All coursework is offered completely online in accelerated 8 week courses, allowing flexibility for full-time working professionals. The program can be completed in twelve months when enrolled full-time or 24 months part-time.

Undergraduate coursework in biological, physical or environmental science or professional work experience in environmental health are strongly advised.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students are proficient in critical, analytical and integrative thinking.
  • Students synthesize major concepts of environmental health.
  • Students demonstrate social responsibility and ethical awareness in environmental issues.
  • Students develop a research proposal to remediate environmental health issues.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Environmental Health requires 37 credit hours.

Program of Studies

Core 37 credit hours: EHS 515, EHS 520, EHS 525, EHS 530, EHS 535, EHS 540, EHS 545, EHS 610, EHS 615, EHS 620, EHS 625, EHS 630, EHS 660

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MEH program must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a bachelor degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.*
  • Possess a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • If the cumulative GPA is below 2.75 with less than five years of professional work experience, the applicant must take the GRE and submit scores to the university for review. If the applicant has five or more years of professional work experience, a résumé can be submitted for review.

To apply for the Online MEH, students must:

  • Submit online application for admission
  • Submit official bachelor or higher degree granting transcript
  • Submit a letter expressing professional goals in pursuing the degree

*Note: Applicants possessing a bachelor’s degree or higher from a non-regionally accredited institution, may take the GRE for admission consideration. Minimum scores of 150 in verbal reasoning and 152 in the quantitative are required for admission.

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