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. Applicants are required to submit official scores of the Graduate Record Examination aptitude test and an advanced test in chemistry, biology, or physics. A minimum of 36 graduate credits is required for the M.S. degree.

Program of Study and Research for the MS - 36 credits

  1. Core Courses (16 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 780   Current Literature in Environmental Health and Toxicology (1)
    Epi 501    Principles and Methods of Epidemiology I (3)
    Sta 572    Introductory Applied Statistics (2)

  2. Ehs 790   Seminar (0-1) - to be taken every semester

  3. Support Courses as approved by advisor (6 credits minimum)

  4. Ehs 699 Thesis Research (14 credits minimum) 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