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Master's Degree

Master of Science (ScM) in Environmental Health

Offered By: Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Onsite | Full-Time | 2 years

About This Program

The ScM is intended for students with a serious interest in pursuing research or field work in environmental health. Often these students have previously worked hands-on in laboratory, field, or population-based investigations and would like to build upon that experience.

Following one year of course work, students conduct original research under the direction of a faculty mentor which results in a formal thesis.

Graduates of the program are well-prepared to pursue doctoral degree programs and are also competitive for positions in the private sector, federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations.


    Program Highlights

    2 Year Program

    intended for students who want to explore their abilities to conduct research or to more finely define their primary area of research interest as a step toward their career goals

    Coursework shared with peers

    in our highly-regarded nine-month Master of Health Science program

    1 Master's Thesis

    based on original research and worthy of publication

    What Can You Do With This Degree?

    Sample Careers

    • Doctoral Student
    • Supervisory Toxicologist
    • Pharmaceutical Consultant
    • Radiation Safety Officer
    • Health Specialist
    • Environmental Scientist


    Browse an overview of this program's requirements in the JHU Academic Catalogue, explore all course offerings in the Bloomberg School Course Directory, and find many more details in the program's Student Handbook.

    Admissions Requirements

    For the general admissions requirements see our How to Apply page.

    Standardized Test Scores

    Standardized test scores (GRE, MCAT) are optional for this program. The admissions committee will make no assumptions if a standardized test score is omitted from an application, but will require evidence of quantitative/analytical ability through other application components such as academic transcripts and/or supplemental questions. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all application components.

    Faculty Spotlight

    Joseph Bressler

    Joseph Bressler's research is focused on the blood-brain barrier, lead and iron toxicity, and neurodevelopment.


    Tuition and Funding

    The Master’s Tuition Scholarship is available to students in good academic standing in a two-year, full-time master’s program. The MTS is a 75% reduction in tuition for year two of an eight-term program. Students have the option of distributing the scholarship entirely in their second year of study or receive a 25% reduction in tuition their first year and 50% in their second year.

    Contact Us

    Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

    Director, Master's Programs
    Megan Latshaw, PhD

    Senior Academic Program Coordinator
    Zoe Petersen, MA

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