The mission of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, an interdisciplinary component in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences at the University of Toledo, is to provide culturally inclusive world-class education, conduct research for discovery/engagement, and render service to improve the health of the community by emphasizing prevention, healthy lifestyles and a safe environment.
Master of Public Health
A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is offered through the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health, a joint program of the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University. The consortium offers five majors:
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Science program focuses on a combination of scientific, technical and regulatory aspects of public health that relate to the assessment and control of hazards such as physical, chemical and biological agents in non-occupational and occupational environments.
Health Promotion and Education major focuses on methods for planning, implementing and evaluating educational and behavior changes as well as programs that enhance health.
Public Health Administration degree is designed to prepare students to assume administrative responsibilities in healthcare agencies, government, community organizations and private industry.
Public Health Epidemiology prepares students for careers involving the study of the distribution of disease in large groups from a population-based perspective.
Public Health Nutrition major integrates the knowledge, skills and experiences fundamental to all public health disciplines and applies this integrated knowledge to alleviate diet-related health problems among diverse population groups.
For information on the MPH program including course schedules and admission requirements, click here.
The MPH degree is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The first class was admitted for Fall 1997 and since that time, over 400 students have graduated from the program.
Master of Science in Occupational Health
The Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine also offers a Master of Science in Occupational Health (MSOH) degree and Certificate in Occupational Health (COH) program in Industrial Hygiene (IH). The MSOH - IH program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology - Applied Science Accreditation Commission. (ABET ASAC), ABET Inc., Baltimore, MD, 21202. In addition, the program is recognized as a CDC/NIOSH Training Program and has received a grant as part of the Healthy People initiative.
Through this grant, a few scholarships are available to new students. For more information on these scholarships, click here. Since 1988, over 150 students have graduated from the MSOH degree - IH program and four have graduated from the COH - IH program.
The Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine offers certificate programs in five areas. Certificate programs are describe by clicking the links in the left menu bar. The Global Health Certificate program is offered by the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health. For more information about the Certificate in Global Health, click here.
Dual Degree Programs
Three degree programs are offered that combine with other majors and professions. Requirements for each dual degree vary. Click on the link in the left sidebar for more information on these popular programs.
Course schedules will be updated regularly as information becomes available.
Continuing Education Opportunities
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