Diversity & Inclusion

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences recognizes the value of diversity within the student body and in the environmental and occupational health field. We strive to provide an environment that encourages participation by students from a wide range of backgrounds. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our graduate program applicant pool and admissions to our degree programs. The department welcomes students who have varied cultural experiences or educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Diversity contributes to the intellectual and social enrichment of the department.

Learn more about the department's and the School of Public Health's commitment to diversity.

Information about how personal background factors including diversity or social and economic disadvantages may be included in your application through an additional personal statement, or within your academic statement of purpose.

The department also maintains a relationship with on campus diversity resources such as the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP). As a unit of the UW Graduate School, GO-MAP is committed to serving the needs of students of color and students from other underrepresented groups, while simultaneously fostering an educational and social environment in which all students can learn and develop through experiences rich in cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity. Additional campus resources include the UW SACNAS chapter.

All regions of the country, including the Pacific Northwest, are becoming more diverse in racial and ethnic makeup. As the problem of environmental justice continues to grow, policymakers and the general public increasingly look to public health professionals to address these urgent and unacceptable circumstances.

Equal Opportunity

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. For information or to request disability accommodation contact Disability Resources for Students at (206) 543-8924 (Voice), (206) 543-8925 (TTY), (206) 616-8379 (FAX), or e-mail at: uwdss@u.washington.edu.

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.