Environmental and Occupational Health

Graduate programs

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.

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



Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) Qualified Academic Program

The Environmental and Occupational Health MPH program is recognized as a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), meeting the qualified credential requirement for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.


NIOSH Affiliated Program

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences has established a formal partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies to work together to improve safety and health conditions in maritime workplaces in the United States.


How to apply

The Graduate Student Admissions page contains instructions for each step of the application process.


Program handbooks and competencies


Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health (MPH) with an option in Environmental and Occupational Health.

Applicants who are successfully admitted to the EOH MPH program without any previous college-level biology or chemistry will be accepted provisionally. This means they will be required to take a minimum of one term college level general chemistry and one term of college level biology. They can take these courses from any college or community college either before they enter the program or during the first year of the program.


Doctoral Program

Ph.D. in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health. See EOH Ph.D. student directory for examples of current student research foci.


Graduate Minor

The Graduate Minor in Ergonomics is for masters and doctoral level students who seek additional formal training and mentoring in Ergonomic practice.



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


Scholarship Opportunities

Students planning to join or who are already in our EOH programs are encouraged to apply for the following opportunities. Check the links and eligibility requirements then if you have any further questions, contact the EOH program director.


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 director Laurel Kincl, Ph.D., CSP.




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