Master of Public Health - Environmental Health Program By Temple University |Top Universities

Master of Public Health - Environmental Health

Master of Public Health - Environmental Health

  • QS World University Rankings
    751-800
  • Study Level Masters
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Start date Jan-2000

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Environmental factors and sustainable development are the predominant determinants of health in individuals and communities. Proper environmental management is the key to protecting public health and avoiding most preventable illnesses, which are directly caused by environmental factors. The environment influences our health in many ways, including through exposure to physical, chemical, and biological risk factors, and through related changes in our behavior in response to those factors. The Master of Public Health with a concentration in Environmental Health is a terminal, professional degree that prepares students for practice-oriented careers in environmental health and management, with an emphasis on examining environmental factors and environmental policies that affect the health and sustainable environments of communities. Accreditation: The M.P.H. is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Achieving accreditation in 1985, Temple's M.P.H. program is one of the longest established accredited M.P.H. programs in community health in the country. Job Prospects: Graduates with an M.P.H. in Public Health/Environmental Health have positions in a wide range of health-related settings, including state and local public health departments, community-based organizations, voluntary health agencies, health maintenance organizations, hospitals, clinics, schools, and work sites. Graduates are employed as HIV/AIDS coordinators, infection control coordinators, project directors, evaluation specialists, marketing specialists, research directors, prevention specialists, environmental health specialists, senior health educators, and adjunct faculty and consultants. Virtually all students are placed within three to six months of graduation.

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