JD/MPH in Environmental Health Services

Tulane University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Joint Degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


JD/MPH candidates enroll in 33 hours of coursework through the School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine and 79 hours at the Law School. Each MPH candidate completes a group of courses constituting the public health core, covering the following topics: biostatistics, epidemiology, health systems administration and management, environmental health survey, human homeostasis and environmental insult, and health behavior and risk reduction. The remaining coursework at the School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine is selected according to the student's selected focus area, either environmental policy or disaster management. The program also requires a practicum and a culminating experience. The practicum is designed to provide students with practice experience related to their field of study. The culminating experience is designed to promote the synthesis and integration of knowledge acquired through coursework and other learning experiences. The objective is to apply theory and principle to an environmental health topic. A culminating experience may build upon the field experience and beyond, demonstrating the application of public health principles. Students are required to produce a public health analysis manuscript in fulfillment of the culminating experience and present their findings in a departmental seminar.

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