Prospective students

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Get to know the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

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 health and safety.

A group of students in graduation garb hold up their diploma folders.
We educate tomorrow’s health and safety leaders. Photo: Momo Nakamura.

The Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) in the University of Washington’s School of Public Health builds healthy communities and safe workplaces.

Our programs are ranked No. 7 in the world for environmental and occupational health, and No. 3 among US universities, by US News & World Report.

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

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

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

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