Master of Science in Environmental Health (MSEH)

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The EHS Department offers the Master of Science in Environmental Health. Students accumulate 40 hours of credit through course work and research, conduct an independent research project, and complete a thesis. The faculty anticipates that each M.S. student's research will be a unique contribution the field of study as manifest by at least one publication in a refereed scientific journal. Details about the M.S. with specialization in Environmental Health are contained in the EHS Graduate Student Guide.

Graduate students can focus their studies and research into one of several areas including:

•      Air and water quality
•      Aquatic toxicology
•      Cancer etiology & prevention
•      Climate and health
•      Environmental chemistry
•      Environmental microbiology
•      Environmental ‘omics
•      Exposure and risk assessment
•      Food safety
•      Global environmental & occupational health
•      Industrial hygiene
•      Microbial ecology & infectious disease
•      Reproductive & developmental toxicology

Students who complete the M.S. with specialization in Environmental Health are eminently marketable to employers. Our students easily find rewarding, well-paid, and stable jobs within a short period of time following graduation. Examples of the initial jobs held by recent graduates include:

  • Air Quality Analyst, California Air Resources Board
  • Environmental Performance Analyst, Progress Energy
  • Risk Assessor, Department of Ecology, State of Washington
  • Industrial Hygienist, General Electric
  • Industrial Hygienist, Vanderbilt University
  • Project Manager, numerous environmental consulting firms

A large number of MS graduates also go on to advanced graduate programs (PhD) and professional degrees (e.g., M.D.)

The EHS Graduate Student Guideprovides guidance and information on all requirements for the MS EH degree and provides EHS Departmental requirements for students in the other graduate degree programs (e.g., the Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program) with an emphasis and/or graduate advisor in the EHS Department.  Graduate Student Handbook(PDF).

Apply to the MS Program in Environmental Health Science