Environmental health has taken on a new sense of urgency in the 21st century. The field needs leaders with the passion, skills, and education to understand the impact of environmental agents on human health and create solutions to these pressing problems. UMass Amherst’s MS in environmental health sciences (EHS) prepares you to take on these challenges.

The 4+1 accelerated master of science (BS/MS) program is rigorous, offering high-achieving undergraduates a pathway to a graduate degree that is highly respected and in demand. With a total of 42 graduate credits, the program is designed to be finished in four semesters; two of these semesters are completed during an undergraduate's senior year. Students finish with both a BS and an MS degree.

MS in environmental health sciences course requirements:

  • Four EHS core courses (12 credits): environmental health practices; risk assessment; occupational and environmental toxicology; research methods
  • Three biostatistics and epidemiology courses (9 credits)
  • Challenges in public health (1 credit)
  • Four EHS electives (11 credits)
  • Master’s thesis (9 credits)