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Environmental Public Health Sciences Concentration

 

The Environmental Public Health Sciences concentration anticipates the global marketplace demand for expertise in both environmental health research and practice, focusing on developing skills in analyzing and managing complex issues through both research and applied practice.

You’ll develop a deep understanding of current global policy and practice, and the ability to advance sustainable, equitable, scalable solutions to environmental challenges. Your core and elective courses will encompass Systems Science, Applied Global Health, and Sustainability.

 

Key Skills

When you graduate with the Environmental Public Health Sciences concentration, you’ll be prepared to begin a promising global public health career understanding current and emerging environmental issues and their impact on domestic and global settings from the laboratory to the community. You’ll stand out to employers with a skill set that has both breadth and depth, including:

  • Describing the direct and indirect human, ecological, and safety effects of environmental and occupational exposures to chemical and physical agents

  • Understanding the general mechanisms of gene-environment interactions including DNA alteration and molecular response to environmental toxicants such as air pollutants and metals

  • Understanding the role of international, national, and local, state and federal regulatory programs and agencies responsible for addressing environmental health issues

Find out even more about the skills you’ll learn in the Environmental Public Health Sciences concentration, as well as the core competencies of the overall MPH degree

 

Professional Development

You will benefit from countless opportunities to build skills and experience to prepare you for successful careers in public health and environmental health sciences. Learn more about the professional development opportunities available to you at NYU GPH, including internships, fellowships, employment, volunteer opportunities, professional association membership, and more.

“It is critically important for students to understand how the environments in which we live can foster well-being or exacerbate illness and disease. As stewards of the environment, we need to develop and employ policies and practices that can mitigate harm and promote health.”
- - David Abramson, PhD, MPH, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Program on Population Impact, Recovery, and Resilience

All students in the Environmental Public Health Sciences track take the follow course courses (18 credits) as part of the MPH degree requirements:

GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
GPH-GU 2110 Health Care Policy (1.5)
GPH-GU 2112 Public Health Management and Leadership (1.5)
GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)
GPH-GU 2153 Global Environmental Health (3)
GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)

 

All students in the Environmental Public Health Sciences track take the following courses:

GPH-GU 2382 A Systems Approach to Food Access (3)
GPH-GU 2265 Climate Change and Environmental Policy (3)
GPH-GU 2260 Disasters, Complex Systems, and the Social Ecology of Health (3)
EHSC-GA 1006 Toxicology (3)
GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the Philosophy & History of Public Health I (0)
GPH-GU 5180 Readings in the Philosophy & History of Public Health II (0)
GPH-GU 5185 Readings in the Philosophy & History of Public Health III (0)

 

All students in the Environmental Public Health Sciences track choose (12 credits) from the following list:

EHSC-GA 2051 Children's Environmental Health (4)
GPH-GU 2440 Emerging Diseases and Bioterrorism (3)
CE-GY 7513 Environmental Health Engineering (3)
EHSC-GA 2035 Environmental Hygiene Measurements (4)
EHSC-GA 2037 & 2038 Environmental Hygiene Laboratory I & II (4)
GPH-GU 2120 Foundations of Global Health Leadership (3)
GPH-GU 2230 Global Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Control (3)
GPH-GU 2405 Health Communications: Changing Social Norms in Theory & Practice (3)
GPH-GU 2255 Introduction to Public Health Systems: Management & Policy Issues (3)
GPH-GU 2371 Program Analysis & Evaluation (3)
GPH-GU 2361 Research Methods in Public Health (3)
PADM-GP 2110 Strategic Management (3)

 

All students in the Environmental Public Health Sciences track take a year-long, 4-credit capstone project, which includes 180 hours of public health practice.

GPH-GU 2621 Capstone I: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)
GPH-GU 2622 Capstone II: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)

NOTE: Please be advised that the culminating applied practice experience for all concentrations will be revised beginning Fall 2017 and will be effective for students who matriculate in that term.

Please click here for further information on the Capstone culminating experience.

Join one of 14 faculty–led student labs including the Applied Global Public Health Initiative, the CGPH Program on Population Impact, Recovery, and Resiliency (PiR2), and the NYU mHealth Initiative which provide leadership and networking activities.

Year 1:

Fall semester (12 credits)
GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)
GPH-GU 2153 Global Environmental Health (3)
GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)

Spring semester (12 credits)
GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2110 Health Care Policy (1.5)
GPH-GU 2112 Public Health Management and Leadership (1.5)
GPH-GU 2265 Climate Change & Environmental Policy (3)
GPH-GU 2260 Disasters, Complex Systems, and the Social Ecology of Health (3)
GPH-GU 5180 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health II (0)
GPH-GU 5185 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health III (0)
 

Year 2:

Fall semester (11 credits)
GPH-GU 2621 Capstone: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)
EHSC-GA 1006 Toxicology (3)
Elective 1 (3)
Elective 2 (3)

Spring semester (11 credits)
GPH-GU 2622 Capstone: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)
GPH-GU 2382 A Systems Approach to Food Access (3)
Elective 3 (3)
Elective 4 (3)

NOTE: Please be advised that the culminating applied practice experience for all concentrations will be revised beginning Fall 2017 and will be effective for students who matriculate in that term.

Environmental Public Health Sciences Course Checklist

The Environmental Public Health Sciences checklist outlines the requirements for the concentration, as well as which core and concentration courses have prerequisites. Use this tool as you move along in the program to help keep track of the courses you’ve taken, as well as what’s up next.

Want to Learn More about Environmental Public Health Sciences?

To find out even more about the Environmental Public Health Sciences concentration, including the skills you’ll gain, the courses you’ll take, and the hands-on Applied-Practice Capstone, take a look at our fact sheet (pdf). 

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