Environmental and Occupational Health

M.S., Environmental and Occupational Health

The following criteria are used to evaluate prospective candidates for
the Master of Science in Environmental and Occupational Health:
1. Overall GPA and science GPA;
2. Undergraduate degree in Environmental and Occupational Health
(or a related scientific discipline);
3. Work experience in environmental and occupational health or a
related discipline; and
4. Graduate Record Exam (usually waived if undergraduate GPA is above 3.0),
5. References.
1. Required Courses (18 units)
EOH 553 Administration of EOH Programs (3)
EOH 554 Seminar: EOH Problems (3)
EOH 555 Seminar: EOH Programs, Standards and
Controls (3)
EOH 693A Supervised Field Training (2)
EOH 696A Research Design (4)
EOH 696B Seminar: Research Methodology (3)
2. Electives (12 units)
Each student’s program must include a minimum of 24 units in
500 and 600-level courses. At least 3 units must be taken from the
following:
EOH 556 Advanced Toxicology (3)
EOH 560 EOH Epidemiology (3)
EOH 565 Seminar: Industrial Safety (3)
EOH 569 Advanced Risk Analysis (3)
EOH 570 Occupational Ergonomics (3)
Additional courses may be taken from the available 400-level elective
courses in the Department. Graduate students must complete supplementary
work assignments to receive graduate credit for 400-level courses. A
minimum “B” grade is required for all courses, core and elective.
Capstone
Choose one of the following:
1. Comprehensive Examination (written, plus optional oral component).
As preparation, student registers for EOH 697 Directed Comprehensive
Studies (3 units; does not count toward program total)
2. Thesis. After proposal is approved, student registers for EOH 698
Thesis (3 units; counts in program total)

Option: Industrial Hygiene (31 units)
Graduates with the M.S. in Environmental and Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene Option are prepared to enter the field of industrial hygiene, concentrating on such areas as basic industrial hygiene, occupational safety, hazardous waste management, occupational health training, regulatory compliance, work site inspections and similar fields. Core requirements are identical to those of the M.S. in Environmental and Occupational Health. Graduate seminar courses must involve presentations and research in occupational health.
The additional course requirements are as follows:
EOH 465 Occupational Safety (3)
EOH 466B/L Evaluating the Occupational Environment and Lab (3/1)
EOH 466C Controlling the Occupational Environment (3)
Select 1 from the following:
EOH 556 Advanced Toxicology (3)
EOH 560 EOH Epidemiology (3)
EOH 565 Seminar: Industrial Safety (3)
EOH 569 Advanced Risk Analysis (3)
EOH 570 Occupational Ergonomics (3)
Students in this Program who select the Comprehensive Examination Capstone must be tested on subject matter from the core classes—EOH 466A,B,C and 465—in addition to any other testing requirements.

  • Major Core Courses 18
  • Major Electives 12
  • Total Units for the Master of Science Degree 30