Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety
The Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety program focuses on understanding the impact of environmental and occupational hazards on human health and society, as well as developing effective interventions that will control and prevent exposure to hazards.
Core classes will focus on exposure assessment, risk characterization, and hazard prevention and management using practical cases and current topics from environmental and occupational health and safety practice.
Students who earn a Master of Public Health degree will learn how to communicate risks to different stakeholders, identify opportunities for primary prevention by applying tools such as risk assessment and life cycle design, and assess the socio-economic implications of different approaches.
Students are able to develop a specialized course of study depending on their interest and will gain professional experience by interning with private industry, non-profits or regulatory agencies.
Be sure to read: Is Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety right for me?
Our Students learn
- Identify and assess the major environmental and occupational health & safety hazards that impact workers and the general population.
- Communicate appropriate strategies for preventing and controlling environmental and occupational health & safety hazards
- Conduct environmental and occupational health & safety applied research
- Analyze the relationship between organizations that guide, regulate and finance environmental and occupational health & safety practices
- Apply environmental and occupational health & safety knowledge and skills in practical settings.
- Adhere to established environmental and occupational health & safety professional practices and ethical standards.
Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety Faculty
- Jeffrey Bethel
- Viktor Bovbjerg
- Susan Carozza
- Anna Harding
- Barbara Harper
- Perry Hystad
- Molly Kile
- Laurel Kincl
- Shelley Su
- Anthony Veltri, Program Coordinator
- view adjunct faculty
How To Apply
The Public Health Graduate Programs Application page contains instructions for each step of the application process.
Program Handbooks and Competencies
- OSU MPH Student General Handbook
- Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety Track Handbook
- Learning Competencies for the Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety Track
Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health (MPH) is accredited through OMPH by the Council on Education for Public Health.
PhD in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety
EOHS doctoral students can apply for a fellowship from the American Society of Safe Engineers.
If you have specific questions about the application process, please contact Eileen Kaspar - Graduate Program Manager.
For academic or professional information specific to the OSU Environmental & Occupational Health and Safety Program, please contact the program coordinator Dr. Anthony Veltri.
Resources Outside the College
- Oregon State University Graduate School
- Graduate School Guide to Success
- Environmental Health Science Center
- National Pesticide Information Center
- Oregon Healthy Workforce Center
- Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Laboratory
- Superfund Basic Research Center
- Biochemistry and Biophysics
- Civil & Construction Engineering
- Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
- Environmental & Molecular Toxicology
- Industrial Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Health Physics