EOHS offers several degree options, allowing a diverse student body—from aspiring researchers to accomplished administrators—to help prevent illnesses and injuries caused by the general environment and the workplace. Our students learn how to reduce the dangers posed by the air we breathe, the water we drink, the medicine we take, the machines we use, the chemicals we encounter, and the industries we depend upon. Depending on the program, students may choose to pursue a generalist track, a specific concentration, or to focus their scholarship through an individualized program. To see more detailed program requirements, click on the title of each degree.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SCIENCES - MPH
The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences trains students in the areas of exposure and risk assessment, environmental and occupational toxicity and injury, risk management and evaluation, and policy. MPH students are admitted to the Comprehensive Program or to the Professional Enhancement Program (PEP) for experienced professionals with at least three years of paid public health or community health experience. Students will select a concentration or they will meet the requirements through careful course selection with their academic advisors.
Outline of Curriculum (to see the full student handbook, MPH Student Handbook 2018-2019)
ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SCIENCE - MS
The Master of Science (MS) degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Science a research degree that prepares students for research and program management in companies, laboratories, and policy-making organizations. It also prepares students for PhD-level epidemiologic research and study.
Outline of Curriculum (to see the full student handbook, MS Student Handbook 2018-2019)
ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SCIENCES - PHD
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences provides students with the conceptual and analytical skills needed to pursue research careers in academia, research institutes, consulting firms, and to be legislative and regulatory staff at government or industry research programs.
Outline of Curriculum (to see the full student handbook, PhD Student Handbook 2018-2019)
The UIC College of Business Administration and the School of Public Health offer a joint degree program leading to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Master of Public Health (MPH). The joint MBA/MPH program via EOHS is designed for baccalaureate-prepared candidates who are seeking health care and business preparation. Students with this degree often go on to health care executive positions in government organizations, multinational companies, planning/regulatory bodies, and consulting firms. For further information, please see the MBA/MPH webpage in SPH Academics.
The UIC College of Medicine and the UIC School of Public Health offer a joint degree program leading to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees. Joint degree students are admitted simultaneously and may begin their public health course work during the summer before their M1 year. EOHS is the best choice for clinicians with an interest in environmental toxicology, epidemiology related to workplace and environmental hazards, and injury prevention. Application is made to both the UIC College of Medicine and the School of Public Health (EOHS). For further information, please see the Doctor of Medicine (MD)/MPH webpage in SPH Academics.
The UIC School of Public Health (SPH) and Jane Addams College of Social Work (CSW) offer a joint program leading to the Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH).
The UIC School of Public Health and National University of Health Sciences offer a coordinated program leading to the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees.