Prospective Students

Sara Mar and Jessica Martinez pictured doing field work at a dairy farm.

You are: Intellectually curious. Fascinated by science. Passionate about improving health. Driven to make a difference.

We are: Combining cutting-edge science and hands-on training to create the next generation of scientist-leaders in environmental and workplace safety.

The UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences is one of the world’s top-ranked programs in environmental and occupational health.

We work across disciplines, sectors and borders to address some of today’s most urgent health challenges—from preventing on-the-job injuries and illnesses to investigating the health impacts of air pollution and climate change.

Students come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to learn the latest scientific methods and core principles of how environmental and workplace factors influence human health. Then they take those skills into the lab and the field, conducting research and helping create sustainable health solutions that save and improve lives.

The Pacific Northwest offers our students and faculty access to nearly every kind of climate and an array of industries that include aerospace, agricultural production, construction trades, manufacturing and technology.

DEOHS is creating a skilled workforce of health and safety professionals and researchers who are leaders in government, the corporate sector, academia and nonprofits.

Can you see yourself here? Join us!

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We educate tomorrow’s health and safety leaders. Photo by Momo Nakamura.

An MPH student stands by her research poster and engages with someone talking to her about her research. Photo by Elizar Mercado.

An MPH student shares her research findings. Photo by Elizar Mercado.

DEOHS facts

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150+ students
in 12 academic tracks

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2/3 of our students are women, 1/4 are underrepresented minorities

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100% of undergraduates
complete a 400-hour internship before graduation

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8 in 10 graduates
are in jobs or postgraduate programs within 1 year of graduation