Occupational and environmental health issues weave through our lives.
They can surface as hazards in our place of work or affect our personal health through environmental pollution, injuries, or exposure to toxic agents. Graduate studies in occupational and environmental health will equip you to make an impact on the health of individuals, groups, or populations.
Our degree programs, whether the master of science (M.S.), doctorate (Ph.D.), or master of public health (M.P.H.), combine academic training and field research to prepare you for career success. Along with our degree programs in Occupational & Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene and Agricultural Safety & Health, we also offer additional focus areas through a government-funded training grant. MS and PhD-level training in Toxicology are offered through the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human Toxicology directed by OEH faculty, but based in the Graduate College.
We'll help you design a program of graduate education that fits your interests and professional goals and provide you with
tuition and living expenses – about 90% of our students receive financial support
exciting research opportunities that reflect contemporary public health issues
an excellent student/faculty ratio
You will graduate with skills that are in demand in the job market. Our graduates have gone on to work for corporations such as Genetech, Xerox, Eli Lilly and Proctor and Gamble as well as for government agencies like the CDC, NIH, and the EPA. Graduates with doctoral degrees are now professors in major universities across the country.
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