Master of Science (M.S.) Degree
The M.S. program in Environmental Health Sciences is aimed at graduates in the natural and applied sciences who plan to go on to scientific research and leadership careers in the areas of exposure science and health effects. Graduates are qualified for positions in academia, research institutes, government, and industry. The department offers M.S. degrees in the following areas:
Environmental Health Sciences M.S.
Research areas of interest include a broad range of environmental and occupational areas. Many topics include aspects of environmental quality, sustainability and health and exposure science-industrial hygiene. The M.S. degree also offers a formalized concentration in Industrial Hygiene.
The field of toxicology identifies environmental and therapeutic exposures of concern, reveals mechanisms by which chemical toxicants create pathological dysfunction or disease, identifies interventions for the prevention of adverse effects, conducts safety assessments, and estimates acceptable levels of exposure for the protection of the public health.
Financial support is available from a variety of mechanism, including
- Traineeships from the NIOSH ERC
- Grants/Scholarships from the Department, Rackham Graduate School and the School of Public Health
- Teaching assistantships from EHS or other SPH departments
- Research assistantships from faculty research grants
Applicants must have a strong background in the natural sciences. Successful applicants have at least one course in the basic sciences which includes:
biology and/or physiology
Some deficiencies may be made up after admission to the program. Courses taken to fulfill basic deficiencies do not count toward fulfillment of the degree's course requirements.
Applications and Deadlines
Application instructions and deadlines for all U-M SPH Programs can be found on the SPH Admissions & Aid webpage.