Public Health (M.P.H.) - Environmental Health

Public Health (M.P.H.) - Environmental Health

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
HLTH 501Biostatistics 13
HLTH 503Principles of Epidemiology3
HLTH 505Principles of Environmental Health3
HLTH 507Public Health Administration3
HLTH 509Social and Behavioral Theory Applications in Public Health3
HLTH 511Research Methods in Public Health3
Total Hours18

Gate 1 – Admission to Graduate School, Successful Completion of PHGT 510 , Completion of HLTH 501 with a Grade of C or higher

Gate Courses
PHGT 510Public Health Orientation 10
PHGT 512Public Health Essay 20
PHGT 513Public Health Portfolio 30
PHGT 514Public Health Competency Exam 40
Total Hours0

Gate 1 – Admission to Graduate School, Successful Completion of PHGT 510 Completion of HLTH 501 with a Grade of C or higher


Gate 2 – Successful Completion of PHGT 512 Complete 12 credit hours (must include HLTH 501 with a Grade of C or higher) 


Gate 3 – Successful Completion of PHGT 513


Gate 4 – Successful Completion of PHGT 514 with a passing score of 70% or better. Students have three attempts to take the exam. Failure to pass the exam will result in remediation or dismissal from the program.  

Environmental Health Concentration
HLTH 624Sanitation in Developing Countries3
HLTH 660Water, Soil, and Health3
HLTH 661Toxicology3
HLTH 662Environmental Health Agencies and Policy3
HLTH 663Environmental Risk Assessment3
HLTH 698Practicum 1,23
Total Hours18

Gate 5 – Successful Completion of HLTH 698. Contact the Practicum Director for practicum agreement, application, and registration of HLTH 698, which will include 120 field hours and a 16 week practicum course. 


Gate 6 – Apply for and meet all requirements for graduation.

Elective Courses
Elective 13
Elective 13
Total Hours6

Choose a 500-600 level HLTH course not already applying to the degree. Graduate level courses other than HLTH may be accepted, but only with program approval.

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 42 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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