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Masters in Environmental Health Sciences

When you choose to take graduate-level courses in environmental health sciences, there is a heavy emphasis on chemistry, microbiology, risk assessment and political aspects of exposure to and effects from the environment. An accumulation of credit will be achieved by completing coursework, an independent research project, and a thesis. The research portion of earning your Masters in Environmental Health Sciences is observed by a faculty member. Your studies will undoubtedly include classes like air and water quality, risk assessment, industrial hygiene, microbial risk and exposure assessment, disease transmission, and occupational toxicology.

If you have always wanted to help the environment remain a clean place for everyone, this field of study may be right for you. Earning your master’s degree in environmental health sciences can be a very rewarding industry to get involved in. Since you must have achieved a bachelor’s degree to be accepted into a program, you may already be using your degree to make a living. That being said, you may feel short on time to pursue a higher education. However, with online class options, you have what you need to participate in the most flexible class schedule you have ever experienced. Work at times that are best for you and turn in projects at your own pace.

Professionals who work in the environmental health sciences field measure human and wildlife exposure to contaminants created within the workplace and natural environments. Risk evaluations of hazardous materials are commonly performed on water, soil and air by environmental health scientists. Upon completion of Environmental Health Sciences Master’s Programs, you will be exceedingly marketable to interested employers. Rewarding, well-paying jobs are available to graduates in this field. Certain job titles include air quality or environmental performance analysts, risk assessors, industrial hygienists and project managers at environmental consulting firms.

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