The MSPH degree is a two-year ABET accredited program designed to prepare students to solve environmental and occupational health problems in an ever changing environment. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the science and practice of Environmental and Occupational Health. To this end, graduates will be prepared to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control exposures of workers and others to physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, psychosocial factors, and other stressors that can potentially cause related diseases or dysfunctions. A written and orally-defended thesis is required for the MSPH degree.
Admission into the MSPH program will be preferentially offered to personnel in one of the preventive medicine/public health disciplines. Applicants should possess, at minimum, a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited academic institution before matriculation at USU in one of the biological or health science disciplines or in engineering, an outstanding academic record, some health-related experience, and demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in public health. With the permission of the PMB Director of Graduate Programs, outstanding civilian applicants may be considered, with preference given to health professionals sponsored by U.S. government agencies.
- A personal statement describing how the applicant became interested in public health and how they envision incorporating the education they would receive in their future careers
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic, professional, and/or military service background
- Active-duty Uniformed Services personnel must obtain the sponsorship of their parent organization and should indicate the status of obtaining this sponsorship
Additional Application Requirements
Deadline for full consideration of applications is December 1st to begin the program the following July.
If applicants require a letter of competitiveness or early consideration for admission before that date, they should notify the University’s Graduate Education office. Late applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, especially as they concern the needs of the Uniformed Services. Apply Here
TUITION AND FEES
Books: Varies by course
Tuition and fees are waived for all students.
Intramural grants are available to fund some MSPH student research costs. Applicants must provide information on their research plan and progress, and must have the support of their research advisor and program director.
Civilian students do not incur service obligation to the United States government after the completion of their graduate studies.
Active-duty Uniformed Services personnel may incur an obligation for additional service in accordance with the applicable regulations governing sponsored graduate education.