General Information

Program/Degree
Environmental Health Sciences (MS) 
Program Description

The MS in Environmental Health Sciences is offered by the Division of Community, Environment, and Policy. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Environmental Health Sciences provides the critical link between environmental and occupational exposures and human health.

The Master of Science degree is designed for individuals who seek training in environmental health research. It is anticipated that graduates will occupy positions as project leaders, program directors, and research personnel in academic, government, corporate, community group, and industrial settings.

The overall course of study will be developed by the student and their Faculty Advisor. The MS degree program requires approximately two years for completion including development and defense of a research thesis.

MS students may be admitted to the PhD program after successful completion of the MS degree.

View more about the program and the curriculum at:  http://publichealth.arizona.edu/academics/masters/ehs 

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

College of Public Health -

Arizona's first and only accredited college of public health, the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is uniquely situated in the culturally rich and diverse Southwest. Distinguished for our outstanding community-based research and for our focus on eliminating health disparities among populations of the Southwest and globally, the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health offers tremendous opportunities to its students for education, research and community involvement.

The College of Public Health's interdisciplinary activities are enhanced by being part of the Arizona Health Sciences Center with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix. The College consistently ranks among the top five in American Indian and Hispanic graduates and students enrolled among accredited schools of public health, according to recent data from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. In addition, the University of Arizona is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities, a prestigious organization that recognizes universities that have developed exceptionally strong overall research and academic programs.

 
College
College of Public Health  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Amy J Glicken
520-626-3201
Graduate Program Coordinator
Michael J Tearne
520-626-2112
Director of Graduate Studies
Kelly A Reynolds
520-626-8230
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
520-621-3484
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • At least one course in college biology
  • At least one course in calculus
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry is recommended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of purpose and objectives
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants

View more detailed admissions criteria at:  http://publichealth.arizona.edu/prospective-students/ms-phd-ehs-admissions-criteria

Applications should be submitted through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for accredited schools and programs of public health, at www.sophas.org.  

 
Standardized Tests

Required Test 
GRE - Send scores to the University of Arizona College of Public Health/SOPHAS, code 4253

International Students - Tests of English Proficiency
International applicants are required by the UA Graduate College to submit a TOEFL score of 79 on the iBT test. 

For students who take the IELTS examination, an overall score of 7 is required, with a score of no less than 6 on any individual band or module.  TOEFL and IELTS test scores must be dated within two years of the year of enrollment. 

Students may be requested to enter the Center for English as a Second Language to improve their verbal skills.

SOPHAS TOEFL Scores - Code 5688
SOPHAS IELTS Scores - Code SOPHAS

 
Financial Aid

A variety of funding is available in the form of scholarships/fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships.  More information regarding tuition and financial assistance is available at:  http://publichealth.arizona.edu/prospective-students/tuition-financial-assistance

 
Admissions Deadlines

Fall Deadlines

Priority:  December 1
Secondary:  March 1

Note:  Students who apply by the priority deadline will be given the highest priority for admissions and consideration for scholarships and assistantships.

 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 0616

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses (21 units)

  • CPH 573A Basic Principles of Epidemiology (3)
  • CPH 576A Biostatistics in Public Health (3)
  • CPH 576B Biostatistics for Research (3)
  • CPH 584 Fundamentals of Industrial and Environmental Health (3)
  • CPH 502 Environmental Monitoring and Analysis (3)
  • CPH 653 Applied Exposure Assessment (3) 
  • CPH 696R Environmental Health Seminar (1 unit each semester - 3 times)

ELECTIVE COURSES:  Minimum of 15 elective units required for the MS  (approved by Faculty Advisor).* 
Students select courses in areas of emphasis: Exposure and Risk Assessment; Climate and Health; Environmental Contaminant Modeling; or Occupational Health and Safety. 

*Students should contact their EHS Faculty Advisor for a suggested listing of elective courses.  In addition, there are a great majority of other University courses that can serve as electives for the MS in Environmental Health Sciences.  Please consult with the Faculty Advisor regarding other University courses which would fulfill the elective requirements.

Required Master's Thesis:  CPH 910 (6 units)

 
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Student Handbook
https://publichealth.arizona.edu/graduate-students/handbooks  
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Last revised 27 Sep 2016