Learn How to Mitigate Environmental Risks to Human Health with Liberty’s MPH in Environmental Health Graduate Program
Many aspects of the environment pose potential health risks to humans. With Liberty’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) in Environmental Health, you can learn how to evaluate and respond to dangerous environmental factors that threaten people’s health and safety. By studying everything from water and soil to toxicology and sanitation, you can prepare to implement policies and practical solutions to community-wide health crises.
Whether you are new to this field or are a current public health professional looking to take the next step in your career, our master’s in environmental public health can help you make a positive impact on those around you. Throughout this program, you can gain skills that are essential in many different job settings – from federal health agencies and state health departments to universities and nonprofits. You could go on to teach at a college, conduct research, develop health policies and programs, test substances in a laboratory, or provide face-to-face support and guidance to people in your community.
No matter what you hope to achieve, our environmental public health master’s degree can help you lead with integrity as you seek to foster the well-being of those around you. Partner with us and prepare to combine your passion for science, health, and people into a career you’ll love!
*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.
Why Choose Liberty’s MPH in Environmental Health Degree Online?
At Liberty, we’re committed to providing a top-notch education that fits your schedule. Our environmental health master’s degree is offered online with no set login times – and most of the courses are only 8 weeks long. So whether you’re a parent, a working professional, or have other important commitments outside of school, you’ll have the flexibility you need to earn your MPH degree without putting your life on hold.
By choosing Liberty for your online master’s in environmental health, you won’t have to sacrifice quality for flexibility. Our public health degrees are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Additionally, all of our courses are led by industry experts who have years of experience teaching and working in the field. With a CEPH-accredited program and professors who are invested in your success, you can prepare to enter the workforce with confidence.
As a student in our environmental health master’s program, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a practicum at an approved location near you. That way, you can gain valuable, hands-on training without leaving your area! This combination of online courses and on-the-job training can help you gain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to make your mark in the field of public health.
What Will You Learn in Our Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Degree Program?
Our master’s in environmental health starts with 6 foundational public health classes. In these courses, you’ll study topics such as biostatistics, epidemiology, public health administration, and principles of environmental health. You’ll also examine the various behavioral, social, and cultural factors that impact the development of public health programs and policies. Additionally, by exploring how to use proper research methods and statistical testing in public health, you can prepare to make great strides in this field and contribute to the current body of knowledge.
Through the environmental health specialization, you can learn to evaluate environmental effects on a community’s health and apply best practices to improve the health of those around you. In particular, you’ll explore:
- Agencies that administer various health and environmental programs to prevent or control hazards in communities
- Dangerous environmental chemicals and the implications of being exposed to these toxins
- Environmental hygiene and health problems related to water supply and sanitation
- General principles and practices of environmental health risk assessment for toxic exposures in the environment and interactions with other factors contributing to human health risks
- How legal and regulatory frameworks are developed to protect public health
- The biological, chemical, and physical characteristics of water and its relationship to human health
- Tools for addressing fundamental water and sanitation issues in global settings, especially in lesser economically developed countries
To round out your studies, you will complete a practicum at an approved site near you. You’ll also be able to select 2 health elective courses – so you can broaden your horizons and explore the topics that best align with your interests and career goals.
- HLTH 660 – Water, Soil, and Health
- HLTH 661 – Toxicology
- HLTH 662 – Environmental Health Agencies and Policy
- HLTH 663 – Environmental Risk Assessment
Course guides coming soon
Highlights of Our Environmental Health Master’s Degree
- We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
- Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.
- Liberty University’s public health degrees are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
- You can earn your environmental public health degree in as little as 2 years!
- Throughout this program, you can network with other public health professionals from across the country.
- You’ll have the opportunity to complete a practicum, which can help you gain valuable professional experience and boost your résumé.
MPH in Environmental Health Program Information
- This program falls under the School of Health Sciences.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan.
- View the Graduate Health Sciences Course Guides (login required).
- This program requires a practicum.*
- See information about the Master of Public Health Gate System.
- Download and review the Master of Public Health Student Handbook.
- To request additional information from a department representative, please email MPHhelper@liberty.edu.
*HLTH 698 MPH Practicum (for current students) – If you have completed the following items and would like to begin your practicum, please contact the practicum coordinator at MPHpracticum@liberty.edu. For more information about MPH practicum FAQs, documents, and contact information, please visit MPH Practicum – HLTH 698.
- Complete core and specialization courses successfully (elective courses may be taken concurrently with the practicum).
- Submit and pass your background check through Castle Branch.
- Mail completed agreement form to the MPH Practicum Coordinator for approval.
Military Benefits for Our Master’s in Public Health – Environmental Health
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.
As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
- Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
- Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
- 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
What Can You Do with an Environmental Health Degree?
- Air quality technician
- Environmental health inspector
- Groundwater protection specialist
- Toxicology researcher
Potential Industries/Job Settings:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Disease control
- Federal environmental health agencies
- Food and restaurant quality control and inspections
- Public utilities
- Sanitation services
- State health departments
- World Health Organization (WHO)
Admission Requirements for Our Environmental Public Health Graduate Program
A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.5 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.
All applicants must submit the following:
- Admission application
- Application fee*
- Official college transcripts
- Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
- Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.