Students in the M.S. program in Environmental Health Sciences complete an essential core of knowledge in environmental health, epidemiology and biostatistics, in addition to a laboratory rotation, an ethics course, and a seminar course.
The M.S. program in Environmental Health Sciences consists of a minimum of 31 credit hours of graduate courses. Graduate courses include (1) core courses within environmental health, epidemiology and biostatistics; (2) supporting courses in environmental health research, ethics, and public health; and (3) non-thesis project or thesis credits. Program requirements for a M.S. degree with the non-thesis project include successful completion of an oral defense of a written non-thesis project proposal, a minimum of 3 credits of independent study, a final written project, and a final oral non-thesis project defense. An additional 3 credit elective course is required to fulfill the total credit requirements for the non-thesis version of the degree. Program requirements for a M.S. degree with the thesis include successful completion of an oral defense of a written thesis research proposal, and a minimum of 6 credits of M.S. thesis research, written thesis, and a final oral thesis defense. The program can be completed on either a full- or part time basis.
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