Students in this combined, graduate-to-graduate program pursue an M.S. degree within the College of Public Health, with an emphasis on occupational and environmental health.


Graduates typically find employment with state health and human services departments or in health or environmental planning.


Students are expected to meet the admission requirements of the respective programs, take the requisite admission exams and provide appropriate admission materials. The two programs make admission decisions independently. Students may begin each program in advance of the other or begin the two programs concurrently. All requirements for each degree must be satisfied separately, which includes passing the final examination for each program.


An M.S. in Occupational and Environmental Health requires 40 semester hours. The combined degree in planning and occupational and environmental health requires 71 semester hours, which includes 38 hours of planning courses and 33 hours of environmental health. Students decide which courses are most appropriate with their Planning advisor and the other department.