Concurrent Degree Options

Program Introduction

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.

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.

The MS or MPH thesis can fulfill the MPA degree project IF the topic has a policy/management component and an Evans faculty member is on the thesis supervisory committee.

Biostatistics II and II (512-513 or 517-518) can fulfill the MPA statistics requirement of AB AF 527 and 528.

Faculty from both programs are involved in curricular decisions, student advising, and directing research projects.  Each program identifies total number of credits necessary to graduate.  Waived classes in either program may require the student to take additional elective requirements to meet minimum credits needed.

Our MS students can choose from three different areas of concentration:

Environmental Health http://deohs.washington.edu/eh

Environmental Toxicology http://deohs.washington.edu/tox

Exposure Sciences http://deohs.washington.edu/es

Our MPH degree in Environmental and Occupational Health is a department-wide degree http://deohs.washington.edu/eoh

For Evans School MPA requrements see http://evans.uw.edu/degree-programs/mpa/degree-requirements and http://evans.uw.edu/degree-programs/mpa/concurrent-degrees

Application Instructions

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:  If you are already a matriculating graduate student in either degree program, you can initiate a concurrent degree application in your first year to become effective in your second year.  Just apply to the other degree program in time to meet the following year's admissions deadline and indicate you are now wish to pursue a concurrent degree.  You will still have to formally apply to that program.