M.Sc. On Campus

Environmental and Occupational Health Science

12 months
953 USD/credit 34308 USD/year
917 USD/credit 33012 USD/year
607 USD/credit 21852 USD/year
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The graduate program in Environmental and Occupational Health Science at Western Kentucky University is designed to provide graduate education for careers focused on the protection of human health and prevention of health hazards in occupational and natural environments.


A key component of the program is to understand how exposure to environmental and occupational hazards occurs, and discovering ways to reduce and control the risk of exposure.  This interdisciplinary field focuses on environmental hazards to human health, assessment of exposures, mechanisms of environmental response, control of risks associated with environmental hazards, and improving occupational health.  

Program requirements will provide students a foundation of advanced studies that will increase their skills and knowledge for protecting human health and the environment. 


This Environmental and Occupational Health Science program from Western Kentucky University is designed for working professionals and students desiring opportunities with industry, consulting firms, government agencies, and other environmental and occupational health science professions.

Joint Undergraduate Master's Program (JUMP)

This degree offers a Joint Undergraduate Master's Program (JUMP) which provides academically outstanding students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in approximately five years.  Contact the graduate program coordinator for additional information.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Promotion in the Workplace
  • Principles of Occupational Safety and Health
  • Environmental Management and Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Research Methods
  • Biostatistics for Public Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
139 (verbal)
139 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree or higher, or equivalent international degree, from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or greater on baccalaureate degree or equivalent international degree or minimum GPA of 3.0 on a degree higher than a baccalaureate or equivalent international degree.
  • Evidence of English proficiency (international students only)
  • Admission may be granted to applicants who fulfill one of the following conditions: 1) A cumulative GPA of greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the Environmental Health and Safety graduate certificate program; 2) a cumulative GPA from a U.S. regionally accredited university of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale; or, 3)Minimums of 139 for the GRE Verbal Score and 139 for the GRE Quantitative Score.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34308 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33012 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    21852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 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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