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
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 of Public Health
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
View more detailed admissions criteria at: https://publichealth.arizona.edu/graduate-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.
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
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
Federal Financial Aid https://financialaid.arizona.edu/apply-for-aid/graduate-professional
Priority: December 1
Secondary: April 1
Final: June 1 for US applicants only
Note: Students who apply by the priority deadline will be given the highest priority for admissions and consideration for scholarships and assistantships.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program:
Required Major Courses (24 units)
ELECTIVE COURSES: Minimum of 12 elective units required for the MS (approved by Faculty Advisor).
Required Master's Thesis: EHS 910 (6 units)
ELECTIVE COURSES: Minimum of 12 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.
Some examples of courses taken for electives include:
*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.
Oral Defense of Thesis Research
The MS student is required to complete a formal defense of the thesis research in a public seminar, followed by an oral examination by the candidate's Thesis Committee.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.
|Application Acceptance Rate||87.5%|
|Avg. Time-to-degree (years)||1.49|
|Enrollment Percent Male||47.37%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||52.63%|
|Enrollment Percent International||47.37%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||21.05%|