MPH in Occupational and Environmental Health – Undergrad to Grad

The combined undergrad to grad program makes it possible for students to earn an undergraduate degree and an MPH in Occupational and Environmental Health in five years. Benefits of pursuing the combined degrees include:

  • Time to completion is five years instead of six.
  • Apply course credit to both programs
  • Saves an average of $10,000 in one year of tuition and fees
  • Gain skills in the critical areas needed by employers
  • Increase opportunities for career advancement


Students are required to have a 3.25 GPA at time of application and at 3.00 GPA at time of entry into graduate standing. For more information, please visit the application process page.

Coursework and Deadlines by Year

You must take CPH:1400 Fundamentals of Public Health in either fall or spring by Year 3.

Junior Year

  • Undergraduate coursework
  • Contact College of Public Health to discuss qualifications.
  • Must complete 80 semester hours of undergraduate coursework by the end of the fall semester to be eligible to apply.
  • GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Apply by February 1st for fall admission

Senior Year

  • Complete bachelor program
  • Take up to 15 credit hours of graduate coursework

Bachelor’s degree conferred

Graduate Year

  • Complete graduate coursework

Master’s degree conferred

Sample Plan of Study

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework9Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework6
OEH:4240 Global Environmental Health*3CBH:4105 Intro to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention*3
CPH:5100 Intro to Public Health*3BIOS:4120 Intro to Biostatistics*3
HMP:4000 Intro to US Health Care System*3
Semester Total6  9

Fifth Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
EPID:4400 Epidemiology I: Principles*3OEH Required Course3
OEH Required Course3OEH Elective Course3
OEH Required Course3OEH Elective Course3
OEH Elective Course3Elective Course2
OEH Seminar0OEH Seminar1
 CPH:5203 Interprofessional Education and PracticeCPH:7200 MPH Capstone Experience1
Semester Total12  13 G
*Denotes core course which must be complete before enrolling in CPH:7200 or CPH:7500.
Summer Credits
CPH:7500 MPH Applied Practice Experience2
Semester Total42 G