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Academic Programs


We strive to meet your needs as a student with excellent classroom instruction, individual faculty attention, high quality research and practice environments, and a clear path toward graduation.

MCOHS provides the following education and training programs:

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE

Industrial Hygiene is concerned with the recognition, evaluation and control of potential workplace hazards, including chemical, physical and biological agents; and the potential health threats to the community and the environment.
Degree Options:  MS, MPH, PhD
Program Director:  Peter Raynor, PhD

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OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NURSING

oehnThe Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing (OEHN) program prepares future leaders dedicated to the health and safety of people at work, their families, and the general community environment.
Degree Options:  MS, MPH, PhD
Program Director:  Patricia McGovern, PhD

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OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE

The goal of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Residency Training Program is to train physicians who will improve the health and safety of workers and be able to practice in a wide range of venues including government agencies, corporate health departments, clinical practice, or academia.
Degree Options:  MPH
Program Director:  Jeffrey Mandel, MD, MPH

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH AND POLICY

Occupational Health Services Research and Policy is a joint offering by the Divisions of Environmental Health Sciences and Health Policy and Management. EnHS students complete supporting coursework in health services research, policy and administration.
Degree Options:  PhD
Program Directors:  Patricia McGovern, PhD and Bryan Dowd, PhD

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OCCUPATIONAL INJURY PREVENTION RESEARCH TRAINING

Occupational Injury Prevention Research Training incorporates advanced training through curriculum and trainee research opportunities that involve multidisciplinary collaborations with experts in occupational injury epidemiology, engineering and human factors/ergonomics, safety, medicine, and the social sciences including occupational psychology.
Degree Options:  PhD
Program Directors:  Susan Gerberich, PhD and Marizen Ramirez, PhD

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OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

The Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (OEE) training program provides support for training in the epidemiology of diseases related to the working or natural environment.  The purpose of the OEE is to provide doctoral-level training to the next generation of independent public health scientists in academia, governmental agencies, private industry, and non-governmental organizations who will address emerging and re-emerging occupational health problems of working people in the United States and globally, and master’s level training to individuals who will practice in the occupational health arena.
Degree Options:  MPH, MS, PhD
Program Director:  Bruce Alexander, PhD

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