MS in Environmental Health

About the Master of Science in Environmental Health

This interdisciplinary degree program addresses public health issues associated with exposures to human-caused and naturally occurring chemical and microbial contaminants in air, water, soil, and food. The curriculum for this degree includes core courses and electives covering a wide range of environmental health topics and disciplines, including: environmental chemistry, pollution monitoring, hazardous waste management, water and wastewater treatment, policy analysis, and environmental health law and regulation. Hands-on research experience is a key aspect of the program. Students are expected to work closely with faculty and complete a research-based master’s thesis. This degree is designed for individuals who anticipate careers in environmental health consulting, research, or practice; and for those interested in pursuing doctoral work in environmental or occupational health.

Our Graduates

Our MS-EH graduates are employed by environmental protection agencies at the federal or state level of government, public health agencies at the state or local level, or environmental consulting firms.

Student Research & Internships

Visit our Student Research Page to learn more about the wide range of research projects undertaken by former MS-EH students. Choose a year, then click on the arrow next to "OPTION SHORT NAME" to sort by degree option. Projects completed by students in this degree option are indicated by the short name "EH." 

In addition to (or as part of) their research, our graduate students are encouraged to seek internships as a way of building professional experience. For more information on the internship program and other career services, please visit the Careers section of our web site

Funding Opportunities

Tuition and salary support may be available for students in the MS-OEES degree option and is awarded on a competitive basis. 

A Commitment to Diversity

Our department recognizes the value of diversity in both our own institution and the broader field of environmental and occupational health. We strive to provide an educational environment that encourages participation by students with diverse backgrounds and experiences, including under-represented minority, first-generation college and economically disadvantaged students. 

Degree Requirements

Click HERE to view/download a detailed table of requirements for the MS-EH degree 

Contact Us

For more information about the MS-OEES degree option, please contact Trina Sterry, Manager of Student & Academic Services, at ehgrad@uw.edu or 206-543-3199.