Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
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The Master of Science in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences will equip students with the knowledge and skills to identify and answer important questions regarding influences of the physical environment on human health and to disseminate those findings. Students will undergo rigorous training in the research methods that are required to address key questions related to generating evidence on how the environment influences health, with a focus on modifiable features of the environment that can be considered for policy interventions. The program can be seen as both a stepping stone towards a career as an independent researcher and as a deepening of professional competencies required to occupy a leadership position in environmental and occupational health in government, academic, private industry or a non-profit organization.
Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.
|Fall (Sept)||Winter (Jan)||Spring (March)||Summer (June)|
|Priority Deadline||March 15||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Regular Decision Deadline||July 1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Applicants who apply by March 15 will be given priority consideration for merit-based scholarships. Applications received beyond this date will be considered for merit-based aid if funds remain available. Applications are continually reviewed throughout the cycle.
All application materials must be sent to the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) for your application to be considered complete and eligible for admissions review.
Graduate Admission Application
Applicants should apply using SOPHAS. Applicants will designate a choice of major, but will have the opportunity to change prior to entering the major during the spring term of the first year.
For more information and to apply online, visit sophas.org. No supplemental application is required (SOPHAS GRE school code 7890).
Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Official transcripts can be sent to:
PO Box 9111
Watertown, MA 02471
International Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)
World Education Service evaluation of all foreign transcripts (international applications only).
Standardized Test Scores
GRE test scores are not required. However, you may choose to submit scores to strengthen your application (SOPHAS GRE school code: 7890).
International applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE) unless they meet the criteria for a waiver.
Essay discussing how you became interested in public health, your career goals if known at this time and why you are interested in Drexel University. Typical length is 600–800 words.
A résumé or CV is required, and should be uploaded as part of your admission application through the SOPHAS website.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required, preferably from faculty.