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International Accelerator Program


Environmental Health Sciences, MS

ENHS examines the interactions between humans and their environment. 

The M.S. degree is an academic research degree, which may be tailored to individual interests and job market needs. This degree requires a minimum of 36 graduate hours and combines real-world problem solving and research skills with other technical, health and related skills to prepare effective environmental health researchers for the public and private sectors. M.S. program graduates are often employed within federal, state and local public health and environmental protection agencies, federal and state research laboratories, contract research laboratories, industry, consulting firms and universities. Positions include research scientist, water quality specialist, toxicologist, ecotoxicologist, health physicist and environmental law enforcement.

  • Thesis and non-thesis options are available for this program. 

  • STEM designated degree

Admission Requirements

Requirements Direct Master's Accelerator Advanced Master's Accelerator
 GPA  3.0 3.0
 IELTS  6.5 (no sub-score lower than 6.0)  6.0 (no sub-score lower than 5.5)
 GRE   Yes No*
 Qualifying
Undergraduate Degrees
 Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Public Health, Biological Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, Marine Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering. Chemical Engineering. Computer Science, Environmental Microbiology, Agricultural and Food Sciences, and Chemistry from an accredited university.
Additional Entry Requirements   Resume/CV; Statement of Purpose and Objectives describing academic and research interests, relevant work experiences, and academic/professional goals; Three letters of recommendation from academic/or professional sources. Complete Transcript.   
 Available Entry Fall or Spring   

*Completion of the GRE is not required for the Advanced Master's Accelerator, however it must be completed prior to progression. If a student has not taken the GRE as an Advanced Master's Accelerator student, GRE preparation will be built into the student's cirriculum.  

Sample coursework:

  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Concepts of Environmental Health Sciences