Program Director: H. Anna Jeng, ScD
The School of Community and Environmental Health offers graduate programs leading to careers in the nation's health system. Special emphasis in each of the CHP courses is placed on the examination of current trends, issues, problems, and possible solutions. It provides a preparatory base for administrative and academic careers in specialties as well as general areas of community health. Emphasis areas are available in community health education/promotion, health-care management, environmental health, and long-term care administration. While a previous degree or work experience in health care is not required for admission, many students who are selected for this program already have professional qualifications in the health-related fields: health education, physical therapy, environmental health, nursing, dental hygiene, or other disciplines. The course of study is designed to promote the development and application of the professional skills required to meet the leadership needs of the community health field in the United States. The course of study covers a minimum of one and a half years including summer school. Options for part-time students, which may take more time are also available. The program includes core courses, emphasis areas courses, and opportunities for completion of a practicum or a thesis.