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Occupational Safety Concentration

Traineeships are awarded to US Citizens MPH, MS, and PhD students interested in pursuing an Occupational Safety curriculum. Students also have the ability to pursue a formal concentration in Occupational Safety as part of the MPH or MS degree program by noting such in their application materials. Due to federal funding of the trainee program, only US Citizens and US Permanent Residents are eligible to be considered for these positions. Current students interested in consideration for the traineeship should talk to the traineeship director (contact information below).  The traineeship is coordinated through the Great Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety. Students that complete the program in Occupational Safety are eligible to become a Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP ®) upon graduation ahead of Certified Safety Professionals (CSP ®) certification.

The concentration in Occupational Safety will provide students a solid foundation in the prevention of acute traumatic injury in the occupational setting, and will help prepare students for leadership and research positions. The selected coursework will enable students to approach safety problems from an engineering hazard control perspective while understanding how these problems fit into the broader societal spectrum of the public’s health.

The concentration within the Master of Public Health program prepares students for the development, management and evaluation of environmental and occupational health programs.

In the Master of Science program, the concentration prepares students for research and program management in evaluation of environmental companies, laboratories, and policy-making organizations.

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Students must complete the school-wide core requirements and a sufficient number of the following courses as part of their divisional and elective choices as necessary to attain 48 semester hours of credit for the Master of Public Health degree and 52 semester hours of credit for the Master of Science degree. In addition, students must adhere to the divisional requirements as stipulated for their individual program of study.

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