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:$17,486.74 (for residents)
$29,731.74 (for non-residents)
Professional fees: $7,200 (for residents)
$7,656 (for non-residents) 
Tuition: $17,486.74 (for residents)
$32,009.81 (for non-residents)
Professional fees: none

Required Courses 

All EHS master's students take Public Health 200A and 200B, Public Health 401, Biostatistics 100B, EHS C200B and C200C, EHS 20D, EHS C240, EHS 257 and EHS 411.
MPH students also take:
  • EHS 400
  • Elective Courses (16 units)
All EHS mater's students take Biostatistics 100A (or 110A) and 100B, Epi 100, EHS C200A and C200C EHS 200D, EHS 240, EHS 257 and EHS 411.
MS students also take:
  • 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 Title Employer
Project Manager COPE Health Solutions
School Health Coordinator Blue Zones Project by Healthways
Project Manager Esperanza Community Housing
Occupational Health and Safety Consultant Cohen Group
Environmental Health and Safety Assistance NYU Langone Medical Center
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist CSU San Bernardino 
Safety and Industrial Hygiene Specialist Chevron
Environmental Scientist California 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 Analyst Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Project Industrial Hygienist Cardno ATC
Tech Prof 1 - Environmental AMEC Environment & Infrastructure UK Limited
Medical Student  University of Washington
Medical Student  Yale University 
DrPH Student  UCLA EHS Dept 


Master of Science

Job Title Employer
Senior Project Manager US Army Corps of Engineers
Consultant Bureau Veritas North America
Environmental Health Specialist County of San Mateo 
Shop Safety/IH Coordinator UCLA Environmental Health & Safety 
Environmental Health Officer US Navy
Senior Associate ENVIRON International Corporation
Industrial Hygienist Stanford University
Environmental Scientist III AECOM
Industrial Hygienist Spectrolab
Lab Technician LA County Sanitation Districts
Part-time faculty  Cal State University, Northridge
Env Sci & Eng DEnv Student UCLA
Postdoc  UCLA EHS Dept 
Student  Louisiana State Univ School of Vet Med