Graduate Degree Programs
This graduate program in Environmental and Occupational Health Science is designed to provide graduate education for careers focused on the protection of human health and prevention of health hazards in occupational and natural environments. A key component of the program is to understand how exposure to environmental and occupational hazards occurs and discovering ways to reduce and control the risk of exposure. This program is designed for working professionals and students desiring opportunities with industry, consulting firms, government agencies, and other environmental and occupational health science professions. This program requires 36 graduate credit hours.
The Master of Public Health (M.P.H), accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, is a professional degree program designed to meet the needs of a wide range of health professionals. Housed in the College of Health and Human Services at Western Kentucky University, we are the oldest MPH degree program in the state of Kentucky. The program is focused on preparing individuals for careers as practitioners of public health as well as providing students with the opportunity to integrate public health practice into their current career or academic paths. Students in our program can choose to specialize in one of three concentrations: Health Education, Environmental Health and Generalist. All of the program options require 42 graduate credit hours. Please visit the following links to learn more about our three concentrations:
The Department of Public Health offers a Master's program in Health Administration. This program prepares the student for management and administrative positions in various types of health care facilities, organizations, and agencies such as hospitals, nursing homes, group medical practices, health maintenance organizations, public health agencies and clinics. This program will also prepare individuals to work in medical sales companies, health planning agencies, the health insurance sector and other related health organizations.
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