M.Sc. On Campus

Environmental and Occupational Health Science

Western Kentucky University

12 months
953 USD/credit
917 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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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 is designed for working professionals and students desiring opportunities with industry, consulting firms, government agencies, and other environmental and occupational health science professions.


Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics for Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Principles of Environmental Health
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Thesis Research/Writing 
  • Graduate Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In addition to Graduate School admission requirements, admission requires the equivalent of an undergraduate major in environmental health science including supporting courses in science and mathematics. Exceptions may be made for students with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines; however, additional courses may be required.
  • Admission may be granted to applicants that fulfill one of the following conditions: 1) GAP score of 550 and minimums of 139 for the GRE Verbal Score and 139 for the GRE Quantitative Score; 2) a cumulative GPA from a U.S. accredited university of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale; or, 3) a cumulative GPA of greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the Environmental Health and Safety graduate certificate program. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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

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

    607 USD/credit
    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.


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