Accelerated Master of Science (M.S.)

The accelerated Master of Science (M.S.) degree program offers the opportunity to students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Environmental Science from the College of Natural Sciences, or the undergraduate degree in Public Health Sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, to complete the M.S. degree within one academic year plus an intervening summer. The student must have completed the entrance prerequisites of two years of chemistry, one year of physics, and one year of calculus. The student, in consultation with one's advisor, starts the environmental health program at the beginning of their junior or senior undergraduate year.

Typical Program of Study

Public Health Core Courses (9 credits):

  • PUBHLTH 565: Environmental Health Practices
  • PUBHLTH 540: Introduction to Biostatistics
  • PUBHLTH 630: Principles of Epidemiology

Environmental Health Sciences Core Courses (9 credits):

  • PUBHLTH 567: Environmental Compliance Regulations
  • PUBHLTH 666: Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
  • PUBHLTH 691B: Graduate Seminar-Research Methods

M.S. Non Thesis Option and Culminating Experience:

  • 2 additional PUBHLTH courses selected in consultation with one's advisor
  • Practice experience PUBHLTH 698 (0-6 credits, please refer to the MPH Practicum Manual available in the Downloads sidebar)
  • Written comprehensive examination
  • Preparation of a poster for a professional society meeting

Elective Courses (21 credits from the following):

  • PUBHLTH 562: Air Quality Assessment
  • PUBHLTH 590M: Introduction to Aerobiology
  • PUBHLTH 590N: Indoor Environment and Health
  • PUBHLTH 592A: Seminar - Bioaerosol Exposures (1 credit)
  • PUBHLTH 667: Environmental and Occupational Health Toxicology II
  • PUBHLTH 690X: Exposure Assessment in Environmental and Public Health
  • PUBHLTH 791L: Seminar -Advanced Toxicology

Courses from other departments:

  • ENTOMOL 585: Toxicology of Insecticides
  • ENTOMOL 592: Chemicals and the Environment
  • FOOD-SCI 785: Toxicology

Other courses will be selected in consultation with one's advisor.