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Degree Concentrations

We offer three different degree paths for graduate students:

  1. Master of Public Health (MPH) in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences has a practical focus on workplace and environmental hazards, with internships and capstone projects. MPH students focus on improving population health through environmental and worker health and justice.
  2. Master of Science (MS) in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences is a research-oriented degree with a thesis requirement. MS students conduct in-depth studies on workplace and environmental hazards.
  3. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences trains students in exposure and risk assessment, environmental and occupational toxicity and injury, risk management and evaluation, and policy. PhD students pursue advanced research skills, and they must complete a dissertation.

As the only CEPH-accredited School of Public Health in Illinois, a degree in EOHS includes specific training in:

  • Exposure science and risk assessment
  • Climate change, air, and water quality
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Occupational injury and illness
  • Population health and risk management
  • Sustainable solutions and systems change
  • Public health policy and advocacy

Students may choose to pursue an EOHS Generalist degree or select a concentration in Industrial Hygiene (ANSAC-ABET accredited), Occupational Safety, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, or Water Quality and Health. 

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