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Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences

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administrative contact

Kathy Hess
Administrative Assistant
Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences
phone: 304-293-8728
fax: 304-293-6685

program contact

Kimberly Rauscher
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health
phone: 304-293-0254
fax: 304-293-6685

Program Details

Program Description

This degree provides students the practical skills needed to solve occupational and environmental health problems. Students will focus on understanding occupational and environmental processes and their effects on humankind, and developing the skills needed to assess and address their health consequences. The internship and research practicum have been designed to place students in settings in which they can apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills and continue to learn from professionals in their field while working on current, relevant public health problems.

Career Profile

Students will be prepared to either continue their graduate education at the doctoral level or begin a career as consultants, managers, and leaders in public health practice, research settings, government, or industry addressing such issues as environmental pollution related to air, water, and waste, occupational health hazards, and work-related injury. The MPH degree is ideal for recent college graduates, or early- to mid-career public health professionals seeking to develop or advance their careers.

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Additional Information

All MPH applications must be submitted through the national SOPHAS service.

In addition to the application, applicants must submit to SOPHAS a statement of purpose and objectives, official GRE test scores, three letters of reference, a current resume/curriculum vitae, and all university transcripts. SOPHAS requires original transcripts from ALL U.S. institutions attended! (Even Study Abroad) Please see each Major’s website for additional application requirements.
There is a $120 SOPHAS application fee. Applicants must indicate their first choice of MPH major, and may also indicate a second choice. A maximum of two choices is allowed.
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ADMISSION Guidelines (MPH in Health Policy, Management and Leadership)
•Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a preferred overall GPA of 3.0.

* GRE Scores of 150 (Verbal), 144 (Quantitative), 4.0 (Analytical Writing)

•TOEFL scores (minimum of 515 Paper-based), (minimum 213 Computer-based).

* School of Public Health Mandatory Laptop Program

Apply Now

Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Priority: April 15


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.