Concurrent Degree Options
The degrees (MS/MPA or MPH/MPA) with the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs are structured for students interested in environmental and occupational health and its use in public health policy and management. Students will be exposed to economic theory, health services, behavioral sciences, and statistical methods. With several courses that satisfy degree requirements in both programs, students are able to earn the two degrees in a shorter period of time than if taken separately. Faculty from both programs are involved in curricular decisions, student advising, and directing research projects.
There is an increasing need for leaders in public, private, and nonprofit arenas who can synthesize the complex worlds of science, management, and policy. Political and environmental issues have become so important, and the science so complex, that such leadership requires a breadth of knowledge across policy, science, and public health. This concurrent degree will train students who are comfortable crossing the boundaries and better able to grapple with the complexities surrounding environmental and public policy issues.
MS students can choose from three different areas of concentration: Environmental Health, Toxicology, and Esposure Sciences. The MPH degree in Environmental and Occupational Health is a department-wide degree.
Students interested in pursuing a concurrent degree must apply to each department separately in two online applications. This will require two application fees.
Step 1: Review Prerequisites for Each Program
Please see the admissions requirements for the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Science's MS and MPH programs, as well as admissions requirements for the Evans School MPA program.
Step 2: Submit Online Applications
Follow application instructions for the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. After completing the first application, create and submit another application for the Evans School.
Note: Applicants who are already enrolled at the University of Washington as a graduate student do not need to fill out the UW Application for Graduate Study, but must apply to the individual programs.