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  • Environmental and Occupational Health

    Environmental and occupational health studies how the natural and the built environment impact our health. From the air we breathe, the water we drink, to chemicals, hazards, and pathogens, environmental and occupational health professionals work to understand and promote health and safety where we live and work.

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics

    Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease and injury. As the fundamental science in public health it provides the tools we need to monitor and study health problems and design effective control measures. Epidemiology relies on the analytical methods of biostatistics to describe, analyze and interpret health data.

  • Social and Behavioral Health

    Social and behavioral health brings the community to the forefront of public health through the development and evaluation of community based programs that promote health and prevent disease. Health education, health communication, and study of the social determinants of health and health disparities are essential to social and behavioral health.

  • Health Care Administration and Policy

    Health care Administration and Policy supports leadership, management, and administration of public health systems. Finance, marketing, information management and health services management are essential aspects of building a strong public health infrastructure and shaping health policy.

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The School of Community Health Sciences is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. Our departments, programs, and research units work to provide a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals in the field of public health. We provide excellent academic programs with a variety of areas for concentration and the opportunity for applied research.

The SCHS Master of Public Health Degree Program received full accreditation from the Council on Education in Public Health in June 2013. This accreditation encompasses all the core areas of emphasis listed below:

  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Health Care Administration
  • Social and Behavioral Health

Please visit the Accreditation page to view our accreditation documents and reports.

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