Graduate degrees

Why choose DEOHS for your graduate degree?

  • The UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) ranks fifth in the world among all public and private universities for environmental and occupational health programs.

  • We prepare students to graduate job-ready with practical work experience through internships and the support of a dedicated career counselor.
  • Student-led research is guided by our globally recognized faculty in 75+ funded research centers and programs.

From our blog: 6 more reasons UW DEOHS is great for graduate students.


Doctoral degrees


PhD in Environmental and Occupational Hygiene

Identify and prevent health hazards on the job and in communities


PhD in Environmental Toxicology

Identify and analyze toxic agents in the environment and their impacts on human health

Master of Science degrees


MS in Environmental Health

Evaluate and control exposures to chemical and microbial contaminants in the environment


MS in Exposure Science

Analyze and prevent environmental exposures that increase health risk


MS in Occupational Hygiene or Applied Occupational Hygiene

Quantify and reduce workplace hazards (applied degree is a 15-month, non-thesis accelerated program)


MS in Environmental Toxicology or Applied Toxicology

Identify and analyze toxic agents and their health and environmental effects (applied degree is a 15-month, non-thesis accelerated program)

Master of Public Health degrees


MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health

Learn to solve environmental and occupational health issues through policy and science


MPH in One Health

Investigate health linkages among humans, animals and their shared environments


MPH in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Program for physicians, completed in conjunction with a residency/fellowship in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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Online Master of Public Health

An 18-month program preparing you to address public health challenges and promote health equity.