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Environmental and Occupational Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) is concerned with the biological, chemical and physical factors affecting human health and the environment. Our major provides a solid science-based education with practical applications for a safer and healthier environment. The MSc in Environmental and Occupational Health is delivered at California State University Northridge.  

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Our graduates also work in a wide range of settings, including private industry (aerospace, manufacturing, food production, biotechnology and many others), local government (city and county health departments), state government (Cal OSHA and Cal EPA), federal government (Public Health Service, EPA, OSHA, Department of Health and Human Services), unions, public interest groups, universities and lobbying organizations.

Our courses are explicitly designed to give students the skills needed to succeed on the job. Local employers, many of whom have graduated from this department, routinely seek our graduates as new hires. As one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation, we have an extensive network of environmental and occupational health professionals dedicated to the protection of the environment and community as well as worker health and safety.

The M.S. Environmental and Occupational Health degree from California State University Northridge is designed to prepare the graduate for higher-level professional activities, including research, analysis and management of EOH systems.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the graduate program in Environmental and Occupational Health will learn:

  • Research design and analytical skills needed to critically evaluate scientific, technical and regulatory documents.
  • Oral, written and electronic communication skills to present information to professional groups, regulatory agencies and lay audiences.
  • Sufficient level of technical expertise in environmental and occupational health to competently solve general EOH problems.
  • A broad set of management skills to:
  • Competently manage an environmental or occupational program.
  • Initiate program planning and critical analysis of environmental or occupational health and safety programs.
  • Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Administration of EOH Programs
    • Seminar: EOH Problems
    • Seminar: EOH Programs, Standards and Controls
    • Supervised Field Training
    • Research Design
    • Seminar: Research Methodology
    • Advanced Toxicology
    • Epidemiology

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Credits
      33 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      79

      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:

      550

      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    • Minimum required score:

      58

      PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    • Overall GPA and science GPA.
    • Work experience in environmental and occupational health or a related discipline.
    • Graduate Record Exam (waived if undergraduate GPA is above 3.0).
    • Other requirements, as required by University policy (e.g., UDWPE or TOEFL).
    • Personal essay and letters of reference may be requested.

    Work Experience

    At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      8322 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8322 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      8322 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8322 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Los Angeles

    • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
      Living Costs

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