Environmental Health, M.Sc. | University of Washington | Seattle, United States
24 months
35781 USD/year
35781 USD/year
20535 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Master of Science degree in Environmental Health from University of Washington trains students to identify, evaluate, and control exposures to chemical and microbial contaminants in air, water, soil, and food.


Key facts

Environmental exposures cause hundreds of thousands of illnesses each year, including asthma and cancers. The curriculum includes courses in the supporting sciences of biostatistics and epidemiology, as well as foundational courses in exposure science, toxicology, and risk assessment. Additional courses provide training in waste management, air pollution, water and wastewater, and other environmental health topics. Students earning this Environmental Health from University of Washington are well prepared to help maintain a safe supply of food and drinking water, discover mechanisms of diseases caused by environmental exposures, treat and dispose of solid and toxic wastes, and reduce air, water, and noise pollution.

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Career paths of recent graduates

Graduates from the MS in Environmental Health program pursue careers in environmental health practice, research, or consulting, or continue on to doctoral work in the field.  Recent graduates from this degree option are currently working as:

  • An Environmental Health Associate at Ramboll Environ, a global consulting firm that works to manage environmental and health risks (Class of 2015)
  • A Public Affairs Specialist at the Environmental Protection Agency (Class of 2015)
  • An Environmental & Health Sciences Consultant at ICF International, a global consulting and technology services provider (Class of 2015)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Biometry 
  • Applied Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Foundations of Environmental Health 
  • Fundamentals of Env. and Occ. Toxicology 
  • Human Exposure to Env. Contaminants 
  • Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


58 alternative credits

quarter credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UW application fee
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35781 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35781 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35781 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35781 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    20535 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20535 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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