[ RadSafe ] MPH

GRAHNK at comcast.net GRAHNK at comcast.net
Thu Dec 29 14:55:58 CST 2005

Thanks Sandy, As a graduate of the University of Michigan Radiation Protection Program, and one of Phil Plato's students, I can tell you that rad protection requirements for graduation for either an MS or an MPH degree were identical and included a thesis and an internship.  The MPH takes a semester longer because of the additional required coursework in General Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics.  The MPH is administered by the School of Public Health, and the MS is administered by the Rackham Graduate School.  Essentially no difference.

Kelly F. Grahn (MS, Uof M SPH '89)
Radioactive Materials Specialist
Illinois Emergency Management Agency
Division of Nuclear Safety, Bureau of Environmental Safety
800 Weyrauch Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
phone 630-293-6348
fax 630-293-6349
cell 630-947-2721
24 Hour: 217-782-7860

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: "Sandy Perle" <sandyfl at earthlink.net> 

> On 29 Dec 2005 at 0:34, farbersa at optonline.net wrote: 
> > Many MPH or MSPH programs involve extensive coursework in 
> > biostatistics and epidemiology so don't be too quick to dismiss an 
> > analysis of some issue based solely on the individual having an MPH 
> > degree. 
> I agree! Dr. Phil Plato, formerly at University of Michigan and 
> responsible for the first Draft NVLAP Program, and also responsible 
> for leading the 1st Performance Test Lab back in the '80s, has a MPH. 
> Sad how some automatically judge a person by their credentials, 
> without any real evidence, background or knowledge. Not very 
> scientific ... is it? 
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