Viewing: Environmental and Occupational Health Graduate Major (MS)

Last approved: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 08:30:49 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 08:30:01 GMT

Changes proposed by: Jay Kim (School of Biological & Population Health Sciences, Assistant Professor) (kimj7)
Summer 2022
Early Alert
Environmental and Occupational Health Graduate Major (MS)
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Jay Kim (School of Biological & Population Health Sciences, Assistant Professor)
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College of Public Health & Human Sciences (H)
College of Public Health & Human Sciences (23)
School of Biological & Population Health Sciences

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MS in Environmental and Occupational Health
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These questions are designed to produce the equivalent of a 2-page summary of the proposed program that can be used to create an Early Alert document that will be submitted to the Statewide Provosts Council.
The Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) program currently offers the Master of Public Health (MPH). This is a professional degree designed to develop the next generation of public health practitioners who understand and mitigate the impact of environmental and occupational conditions on human health, organizations and society. The MPH requires a professional internship and integrated learning experience. To complement the MPH, we propose a Master of Science (MS) program that is research-oriented and designed for OSU students who are interested in pursuing their doctorate or research orientated careers. This new MS in EOH will provide OSU students with opportunities to enhance their research skills and theoretical knowledge related to EOH. This MS program will also provide OSU students a pathway to our current doctoral program.
The MS program in Environmental and Occupational Health focuses on understanding the impact of environmental and occupational conditions on human health, organizations and society, as well as developing effective interventions that will control and prevent exposure to hazards.
The program learning outcomes include:

- Demonstrate ability to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control environmental and occupational safety and health hazards in diverse settings and populations.

- Design and conduct ethical research to better understand the effects of environmental and occupational health and safety hazards on human health and vulnerable populations including the use of culturally-appropriate study designs, data collection methods, appropriate use of statistical methods, interpretation of results, and publication of findings.

- Apply professional skills that uphold standards of equity, inclusion, diversity and professional integrity and that allow for effective synthesis and communication of research questions and results, including working with and reviewing the work of others in a respectful and collegial manner.
The skills that graduates will acquire includes advanced research methods and theoretical knowledge related to Environmental and Occupational Health.
This newly-proposed Master of Science (MS) program is research-oriented and designed for OSU students who are interested in pursuing their doctorate or research orientated careers. This new MS in EOH will provide OSU students with opportunities to enhance their research skills and theoretical knowledge related to EOH. This MS program will also provide OSU students a pathway to our current doctoral program.
The MS in EOH will be offered concurrently with the MPH and likewise housed in the OSU Corvallis campus and be offered face-to-face, with some courses available through eCampus.
Fall 2022
4. What is the anticipated enrollment (Fall Term headcount) at the launch of the program and the planned goals for 5 and 10 years out?
5
7
10
12
15
20
The anticipated numbers are based on our past and current enrollment trend in our MPH program.
* Eastern Oregon University, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, University of Oregon, Western Oregon University

No other public institution currently provides a MS in EOH.
This newly-developed state-of-art research-oriented MS program will contribute to reducing adverse impact of environmental and occupational conditions on Oregonians’ human health, organizations and society across the state of Oregon. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, the rate of occupational injuries and illnesses in the state of Oregon is higher than the national average. Moreover, the rapid increase in aging workforce and shortage of available EOH workforce creates substantial challenges in environmental and occupational health and wellbeing. This MS program will foster a dynamic research environment in EOH to address these challenges locally and nationally by educating future researchers who will contribute to improvement of public health in Oregon, nationally and internationally.

This program is also well aligned with the College’s and University mission and strategic plan by proving strong research oriented academic program to advance scientific discovery which will be translated into the policies and practices in communities to have positive impact on people’s quality of life and capacity to thrive.
This newly-developed state-of-art research-oriented MS program will contribute to reducing adverse impact of environmental and occupational conditions on Oregonians’ human health, organizations and society across the state of Oregon. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, the rate of occupational injuries and illnesses in the state of Oregon is higher than the national average. Moreover, the rapid increase in aging workforce and shortage of available EOH workforce creates substantial challenges in environmental and occupational health and wellbeing. This MS program will foster a dynamic research environment in EOH to address these challenges locally and nationally by educating future researchers who will contribute to improvement of public health in Oregon, nationally and internationally.
This program is also well aligned with the College’s and University mission and strategic plan by proving strong research oriented academic program to advance scientific discovery which will be translated into the policies and practices in communities to have positive impact on people’s quality of life and capacity to thrive.

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