Department of Environmental & Occupational Health

Master's programs

MPH in Environmental & Occupational Health*

Program location: CU Anschutz Medical Campus

This two-year master's program will give you the tools you need to contemplate the causes and consequences of the full range of hazards that affect human health. You'll learn how to design interventions to prevent and control those hazards and how to bring policy and organizational change into practice to help solve health problems. In addition to the public health core areas, you'll take classes in environmental health policy, toxicology, ergonomics, climate change and health, risk assessment, and public health communication, plus electives of your choice. You can also add an emphasis in global health.

MPH in Animals, People & the Environment

Program location: Colorado State University

As a student in the MPH in Animals, People & the Environment program, you’ll study how human, animal, and environmental health all influence one another. In addition to learning the foundational disciplines of public health, you’ll also learn about “One Health,” food safety, and health communication. You have the opportunity to tailor the curriculum to your specific interests and career goals through elective courses on topics including food systems, infectious and zoonotic disease, geographic information systems, and agriculture.

Doctoral programs

DrPH in Environmental & Occupational Health

Program location: CU Anschutz Medical Campus

This program is designed to develop public health leaders with a knowledge base in environmental and occupational health science. Upon completion, you'll earn the highest academic degree possible and have gained experience identifying, evaluating, and controlling environmental and occupational stressors to promote health and well-being.

PhD in Climate & Human Health

Program location: CU Anschutz Medical Campus

In this program, you'll study how climate change affects human health, focusing on those harmed most—vulnerable and marginalized groups. You'll learn about programs and policies that help communities build resilience. You'll also get trained in data analytics, policy analysis, and implementation science.

Residency and fellowship programs

Occupational & Environmental Medicine Fellowship

Program location: CU Anschutz Medical Campus

The Occupational Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited one-year program. Fellows gain clinical and research experience in occupational medicine, have the opportunity to earn an MPH in Environmental & Occupational Health, and practice their skills in a wide variety of settings, from medical facilities to industry sites.

Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency

Program location: CU Anschutz Medical Campus

This ACGME-accredited two-year training program provides residents with the qualifications to meet the American Board of Preventive Medicine eligibility requirements for board certification in occupational medicine. It provides outstanding clinical training particularly in pulmonary medicine and toxicology, epidemiologic and translational research opportunities, and integration with other occupational and environmental health programs through the Mountain and Plains Educational Research Center.


Certificate in Climate & Disaster Resilience

Program location: CU Anschutz Medical Campus & Online

This 15-credit certificate is designed to fulfill an identified gap in public health disaster and humanitarian response training. In addition to courses in international disasters and global humanitarianism, public health emergency preparedness, and emergency and disaster response, it includes two elective courses.

Certificate in Total Worker Health®

Program location: Online

In this 15-credit online certificate program, students learn about health promotion in the workplace, occupational health psychology, ergonomics, and public health communication. The program is taught and directed by faculty from the Center of Health, Work & Environment—a Center of Excellence for Total Worker Health® recognized by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

*Option to add an emphasis in global health.
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