Health, Safety & Environment

This Certificate program is intended to appeal to experienced working professionals anywhere in the world who seek to broaden their understanding of the interrelatedness of the areas of health, safety and environment. The required courses will present the fundamental of HSE and address topics that include basics of the persistent worldwide issues of air and water quality, solid and hazardous wastes, worker safety, legal requirements, and effective management. The impact of health, safety and the environment topics will be addressed for developed and less developed countries.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered fully online

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Suggested/preferred undergraduate majors: environmental science, engineering, biology, public health.

Application Process

Please visit us here to access the application. In addition, to the application forms please submit:

  • Graduate Certificate Department Approval form (Print, sign and submit this form with all other documents to our office).
  • Official transcripts
  • A resume
  • Letter of Interest

Time Limit for Completion of Certificate

Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is two years.




15 credit hours 
Number Course                                                                              Hours    Term Offered         Mode

PHC 6307 Principles of Exposure Assessment & Control                  3             Sp                  Online
PHC 6300 Principles of Environmental Health                                   3             Sp                   Online
PHC 6325 Environmental Laboratory Principles                                3              F                    Online
PHC 6345 HSE Management & Administration                                 3             Su                   Online
PHC 6326 Global Issues in Environmental Health                             3              F                    Online



Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.


Steve Mlynarek, PH.D., C.I.H.
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Rene Salazar, Ph.D., C.I.H.
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Nolan Kimball, M.A.
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Pre-Admissions Advising - Public Health
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