Environmental Health Science (MS)

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Program Description

The Master of Science degree program in Environmental Health Science is a specialized course of study providing students with the opportunity to develop applicable skills and expertise in a selected subject area. The program is designed for individuals needing graduate training for employment in jobs involving toxicology, pharmaceutical research, worker health and safety, health hazard communication, health risk assessment, and environmental analysis of toxicants, including related areas of administration and technical sales. Potential employers include academia, industry, consulting firms, trade associations, and local, state, and federal governmental agencies. The Master of Science program can also serve as a stepping stone to the PhD program in Environmental Health Sciences.


The program offers two specialized tracks:

Environmental Toxicology

The environmental toxicology track provides a broad cross-sectional education on the toxicology of environmental exposures at all levels, from molecular/cell studies to experimental models and human population studies, including community based research.

Occupational-Environmental Hygiene

The occupational-environmental hygiene track specifically focuses on the recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical and physical agents in occupational settings.


All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

See Environmental Health Sciences for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.