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Environmental Public Health CGS

All students must meet the Requirements for the Certificates of Graduate Study


Environmental public health is a dynamic and challenging, multidisciplinary field blending public policy, epidemiology, toxicology and population health sciences. With growing environmental concerns such as climate change, water quality and air pollution, and their effects on human and animal health, the field of Environmental Public Health is more important than ever.

The University of Vermont’s online Certificate of Graduate Study in Environmental Public Health is an 18-credit program that gives students the opportunity to explore a range of human health hazards, health promotion options and methods of environmental health practice. The program is designed for medical and graduate students; health practitioners; public health professionals and researchers; environmental specialists, engineers and scientists; and others who wish to increase their knowledge in the vital field of environmental public health. It also prepares graduates for advanced study at the masters and doctoral level. 

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Certificate of Graduate Study

Students are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and have completed one college-level course in mathematics and one college-level course in science.

Minimum Degree Requirements

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Environmental Public Health requires 18 credits including four courses (12 credits) from core content areas and two elective course (6 credits).

Four required core competency courses:
PH 301Public Health & Health Policy3
PH 304Environmental Public Health3
PH 308Environmental Public Health 23
PH 302Epidemiology I3
Choose two elective courses from the list of approved courses including:6
SU:Food Systems & Public Hlth
Environmental Risk & Risk Comm
Environmental Health Law & Pol