Master Degree Programs

Master of Public Health
Master of Science
Aim of the Program
The MPH is a professional degree for students who wish to approach public health problems by applying disciplinary approaches and methods in professional environments. The MPH degree focuses on public health practice.The MS is a science-oriented degree designed for students who wish to acquire a broad look at the issues important in environmental health as well as a deeper understanding of the science behind them. 
Students will be expected to become public health advocates with a broad understanding of public health. 
Students will be expected to develop strong analytical skills with a broad understanding of environmental health sciences.
Tuition:$15,909.74 (for residents)
Professional fees: $7,200 (for residents)
$7,656 (for non-residents) 
Tuition: $15,909.74 (for residents)
Professional fees: none
Required Courses 
All EHS master's students take Biostatistics 100A (or 110A) and 100B, Epi 100, EHS 200B, EHS 201, EHS 240, and EHS 411.
MPH students also take:
  • EHS 200A for MPH students
  • Community Health Sciences 100
  • Health Policy & Management 100
  • EHS 400
  • Elective Courses (16 units)
All EHS mater's students take Biostatistics 100A (or 110A) and 100B, Epi 100, EHS 200B, EHS 201, EHS 240, and EHS 411.
MS students also take:
  • EHS 200A for MS students 
  • EHS 410A
  • EHS 596 or 598
  • Advanced Laboratory Course
  • 1 Public Health Course
  • Elective Courses (18 units)
Culminating Experience
Internship (400 hours, usually during summer) 
Master thesis, or Comprehensive Examination and Report 
Career Trajectories
The MPH is preparation for employment within local, state, or national public health agencies and health care organizations. The MPH is also preparation for medical school for some students. Examples of jobs for our MPH graduates are given below. 
The MS degree is preparation for a doctoral degree, or employment in a government agency, environmental consulting firm, non-profit organization, or a research organization. Examples of jobs for our MS graduates are given below. 


                                Examples of jobs held by recent graduates 

Master of Public Health

Job TitleEmployer
Project ManagerCOPE Health Solutions
School Health CoordinatorBlue Zones Project by Healthways
Project ManagerEsperanza Community Housing
Occupational Health and Safety ConsultantCohen Group
Environmental Health and Safety AssistanceNYU Langone Medical Center
Environmental Health and Safety SpecialistCSU San Bernardino 
Safety and Industrial Hygiene SpecialistChevron
Environmental ScientistCalifornia Department of Toxic Substances Control
Environmental Scientist State Water Resources Control Board
Research Coordinator Western University Health Sciences 
Senior Safety Specialist UCLA Environmental Health & Safety
Clinical Data AnalystTorrance Memorial Medical Center
Project Industrial HygienistCardno ATC
Tech Prof 1 - EnvironmentalAMEC Environment & Infrastructure UK Limited
Medical Student University of Washington
Medical Student Yale University 
DrPH Student UCLA EHS Dept 

Master of Science 

Job TitleEmployer
Senior Project ManagerUS Army Corps of Engineers
ConsultantBureau Veritas North America
Environmental Health SpecialistCounty of San Mateo 
Shop Safety/IH CoordinatorUCLA Environmental Health & Safety 
Environmental Health OfficerUS Navy
Senior AssociateENVIRON International Corporation
Industrial HygienistStanford University
Environmental Scientist IIIAECOM
Industrial HygienistSpectrolab
Lab TechnicianLA County Sanitation Districts
Part-time faculty Cal State University, Northridge
Env Sci & Eng DEnv StudentUCLA
Postdoc UCLA EHS Dept 
Student Louisiana State Univ School of Vet Med

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