M.Sc. On Campus

Occupational and Environmental Health

The University of Iowa

24 months
29379 USD/year
31252 USD/year
12305 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MS and the PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health are awarded by the Graduate College. This program is offered by The University of Iowa. The college also offers subtracks in Industrial Hygiene and in Agricultural Safety and Health.


About Occupational and Environmental Health at The University of Iowa

The Department of Occupational and Environmental Health focuses on assessment of risk factors in the physical environment and their relationship to disease—particularly health problems of agricultural and industrial workers. Students are guided by faculty members whose research interests include rural health care delivery, agricultural health, environmental health, occupational medicine, occupational lung disease, mammalian toxicology, inhalation toxicology, ergonomics, indoor air quality, occupational injury, injury epidemiology, injury prevention programs, aerosol physics, air and water quality, environmental chemistry, analytical toxicology, and environmental health in developing countries.


The program prepares students for professional and academic careers in environmental and occupational health. Graduates will be qualified for a career in a range of private, public, and academic positions; consulting firms; state and federal occupational and environmental agencies; chemical and consumer products areas; pharmaceutical industries; and universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Environmental Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Human Toxicology and Risk Assessment
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar
  • Epidemiology I: Principles
  • Introduction to Biostatistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


38 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • English Proficiency Requirements
  • Minimum cumulative grade-point average: 3.0
  • A background of science, mathematics, or health sciences is recommended, although our students come from a variety of undergraduate majors.
  • Additional requirements for the M.S. in Industrial Hygiene:
  • An earned baccalaureate that prepares the applicant to apply the basic principles of college-level mathematics, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, and biology. 
  • Recommended minimum TOEFL score: 100
  • Recommended minimum IELTS score: 7.0 (no subscore lower than 6.0)
  • Recommended DuoLingo score: 105

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29379 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29379 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31252 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31252 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12305 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12305 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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