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 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/Sta551   Basic Principles of Statistical Inference (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