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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 the ScM in Environmental Health 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.

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ScM in Environmental Health Program Highlights

Mentoring

Extensive opportunities for interactions with faculty

Collaboration

Coursework shared with peers in our highly-regarded nine-month Master of Health Science program

Customizable

5 focus areas to choose from

Master's Thesis

based on original research and worthy of publication

Faculty Spotlight

Thomas Hartung

Thomas Hartung, MD, PhD, steers the revolution in toxicology to move away from 50+ year-old animal tests to organoid cultures and the use of artificial intelligence.

Thomas Hartung, MD, PhD

What Can You Do With a Graduate Degree In Environmental Health?

Sample Careers

  • Doctoral Student
  • Supervisory Toxicologist
  • Pharmaceutical Consultant
  • Radiation Safety Officer
  • Health Specialist
  • Environmental Scientist
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Curriculum for the ScM in Environmental Health

Browse an overview of the requirements for this master's program 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.

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.

Which degree is right for you?

The department has a number of degrees to suit your educational and professional goals, background, and experience.

QUIZ: WHICH DEGREE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Master of Health Science in Environmental Health (MHS)

DURATION: 9 months full-time, onsite/online; 2 years, part-time (onsite/online)

BEST FOR: Applicants who wish to pursue a PhD or a career in the intersection of environmental and public health

BOTTOM LINE: One-year program culminates in a short essay

GOOD TO KNOW: Academic degree focusing on a specific area of public health, typically science-oriented

MHS PROGRAM PAGE

Master of Science in Environmental Health (ScM)

DURATION: 2 years, full-time, onsite

BEST FOR: Applicants interested in hands-on experiences leading to research careers; good for students considering PhD programs

BOTTOM LINE: The first year involves classes, while the second year involves full-time research with faculty (based on a proposal from year one), culminating in a thesis

GOOD TO KNOW: Students get hands-on experience and conduct their own research

ScM PROGRAM PAGE

Master of Science in Toxicology for Human Risk Assessment (MS)

DURATION: 9 months (onsite) followed by a 7- to 12-month internship

BEST FOR: Those seeking a career in the field of human health and environmental risk assessment

BOTTOM LINE: Focused on fundamental concepts and testing approaches used in classic risk assessment processes

GOOD TO KNOW: Only program of its kind in the U.S. Students completing the program can also earn the Certificate in Risk Sciences and Public Policy.

MS-TOX PROGRAM PAGE

Full-time Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (MSOEH)

DURATION: 1.5 years full-time (onsite)

BEST FOR: Applicants with prior coursework in basic sciences who want a career in occupational health

BOTTOM LINE: Designed to prepare students to pass the Certified Industrial Hygienist Examination

GOOD TO KNOW: Complete an internship between years one and two to get work experience in industrial hygiene. This program is administered by the Whiting School of Engineering, but all classes are offered through the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

MSOEH PROGRAM PAGE

Part-time Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (MSOEH)

DURATION: up to 5 years part-time (hybrid)

BEST FOR: Professionals currently working in the field who want to advance their career in occupational health

BOTTOM LINE: Designed to prepare students to pass the Certified Industrial Hygienist Examination

GOOD TO KNOW: Flexible format; complete independent project at your place of employment. This program is administered by the Whiting School of Engineering’s Engineering for Professionals program, but all classes are offered through the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

MSOEH PROGRAM PAGE

Contact Us

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

Director, Master's Programs
Megan Latshaw, PhD
410-502-8948

Senior Academic Program Coordinator
Zoe Petersen, MA
443-927-3372