Environmental and Occupational Health

Explore the impact of environmental and occupational hazards on human health and society, as well as develop effective interventions to control and prevent exposure to hazards. 

As an applied program, our faculty conduct novel interdisciplinary research and produce graduates capable of improving human health while adhering to principles of sustainable development.

The foundation of our program is exposure assessment, toxicology, risk characterization and management strategies. Our strength is our interdisciplinary approach in solving domestic and international problems in occupational health and safety, as well as environmental health.

Students are able to develop a concentration in the following areas:

  • Occupational safety and health
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • International environmental and occupational health
  • Disaster research, response and management

Be sure to read: Is Environmental and Occupational Health right for me?

Our Students learn

  • Identify and assess the major environmental and occupational health hazards that impact workers and the general population.
  • Communicate appropriate strategies for preventing and controlling environmental and occupational health hazards.
  • Conduct environmental and occupational health applied research.
  • Analyze the relationship among organizations that guide, regulate and finance environmental and occupational health practices.
  • Apply environmental and occupational health knowledge and skills in practical settings.
  • Adhere to established environmental and occupational health professional practices and ethical standards.

Environmental and Occupational Health Faculty

How To Apply

The Public Health Graduate Programs Application page contains instructions for each step of the application process.

Program Handbooks and Competencies

Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health.

Doctoral Program

PhD in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health.


The H510 MPH internship is a 200-hour professional internship where knowledge from coursework is applied in a real-world setting.


The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health


EOH doctoral students can apply for a fellowship from the American Society of Safe Engineers.

Further Information

If you have specific questions about the application process, visit the college's Graduate Student Admissions page.

For academic or professional information specific to the OSU Environmental & Occupational Health Program, please contact the program coordinator Molly Kile, ScD.

Resources Outside the College

Adjunct faculty