Information for Students
The Exposure, Epidemiology & Risk Program has three degree programs:
The 2-year (80 credit) Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Health
The minimum prerequisite for entrance is a Bachelor’s degree or non-U.S. equivalent—however, applicants generally hold undergraduate degrees and have some post-degree work experience. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the program, a broad range of undergraduate or graduate degrees is acceptable, including environmental science, physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, meteorology, and decision analysis. Occasionally, applicants with social science, business, or policy backgrounds are successful, if they can demonstrate some academic background in math, chemistry, physics, and biology. All applicants are expected to have evidence of strong quantitative skills.
The 1-year (42.5 credit) Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Health
This program is designed for midcareer environmental health professionals interested in updating and strengthening their knowledge and technical capabilities. Candidates must have exceptional credentials, including a graduate level degree and significant (typically 10+ years) professional experience. A program of coursework for the 1 year degree is developed on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration each student’s academic background and professional experience.
The Doctor of Science (SD) in Environmental Health
Applicants to the doctoral program normally have a master’s level degree in a related science or mathematics field and strong scientific and quantitative skills. Admission into the doctoral program depends on demonstrated competence in the requirements for either of the EER MS programs—and those applying to study occupational hygiene usually also have several years of relevant work experience in addition to a master’s level degree.