This track combines broad training in public health with specific training in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The track includes core courses in occupational and environmental medicine, environmental health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health services, and social and behavioral health sciences. In addition, successful candidates are required to complete a public health practicum and write a research-based master's thesis. The degree is designed for individuals who anticipate careers in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, whether in clinical practice, academics, or public health practice.
Graduates of the Occupational & Environmental Medicine program find jobs in both public and private sectors. Examples of alumni positions in Occupational Medicine include work in government agencies, private industry, research organizations, private practice, group practice and academia.
Applicants to the OEM residency program must meet both the requirements for admission to the MPH program and these residency program requirements:
- Graduation from a Class A medical school (United States, Canada or equivalent);
- Completion of one year of approved internship, three years training in primary care specialty is encouraged;
- Eligibility for a full Washington State Medical License.
MPH admissions require a baccalaureate degree, generally in science or engineering, with coursework in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. GPA minimum of 3.0 for last 90 credits of study. Competitive applicants usually have Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores above the 65th percentile. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required of applicants with an MD or PhD. No specific subject area tests are required.
Application Deadline: Dec. 1 for first priority review
Upon satisfactory completion of the MPH in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, graduates will be able to:
- Meet the generic SPH learning objectives for the MPH degree;
- Meet the Core-Specific Learning Objectives for all MPH students;
- Develop appropriate plans for the management of the health status of workers in diverse work settings, applying an understanding of primary, secondary, and tertiary preventive approaches to individual and population-based disease prevention and health promotion; and
- Discuss relevant laws and regulations with respect to worker health, safety and compensation.