Environmental Health Sciences Master of Science (M.S.) Degree Program

Applicants to the M.S. program are expected to hold a baccalaureate with a combined total of at least 42 credits in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. A minimum of 18 credits in one of these areas is required, with at least 6 credits in each of the other areas. A minimum of 38 graduate credits is required for the M.S. degree.

Program of Study and Research for the MS - 38 credits

Students are required to maintain an overall grade point average of B (3.0); however, for any core courses in which a grade of C+ or lower is received, the core course must be retaken.

  1. Core Courses (20 credits)
    • Ehs 520 Principles of Environmental Chemistry (3)
    • Ehs 530 Principles of Toxicology (3)
    • Ehs 590 Introduction to Environmental Health (3)
    • Ehs 675 Responsible Conduct of Scientific Research (1)
    • Ehs 690 Research Rotations in Environmental Health and Toxicology (3)
    • Ehs 780 Current Literature in Environmental Health and Toxicology (1)
    • Epi 503 Principles of Public Health (3)
    • Epi/Sta552 Principles of Statistical Inference I (3)
  2. Ehs 790 Seminar (0-1) - to be taken once a year, at least one time for credit
  3. Support Courses as approved by advisor (3 credits minimum)
  4. Ehs 699 Thesis Research (14 credits minimum, 9 credits may be exchanged for elective courses with approval from advisor and from the department's Graduate and Curriculum Committee). Satisfactory seminar on and defense of a master's technical thesis or thesis of laboratory, field or library research
  5. Satisfactory completion of the master's major field examination