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Admissions Requirements

  • The GRE is required for this program; it is one of the ABET-mandated minimum requirements for admitted students. The MCAT is acceptable but not preferred. A waiver may be requested if the applicant has:
  • Prior education must include (1) an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university, (2) successful completion of college-level courses in biology, chemistry, calculus and physics.
  • If prior education does not include the prerequisites above, you must complete them before you can be admitted to the program. Courses completed at a local community college are acceptable.
  • You must be employed in the industrial hygiene or safety fields since all students are required to complete an independent professional project as part of their degree and in most instances, this is completed at their place of employment.
  • When reviewing an application, your academic and professional background will be considered.

Degree Requirements

  • The following are required:
    • Academic Ethics course
    • The 76-credit core curriculum
    • Independent Professional Project (employment-based), Master’s Essay and Oral Presentation
  • You must meet the minimum academic standards to remain in the program. Failure to meet any of these criteria is grounds for dismissal from the program.
    • Maintain a minimum of 2.75 cumulative grade point average.
    • Retake a required course in which they receive a grade of “D” or “F.”
    • If you receive a grade of “D” or “F” twice in the same required course, you may not repeat the course a third time and you will be dismissed from the program.
  • Students have up to 5 years to complete the degree requirements.
  • We recommend that students working full time limit their course registration to 1 or 2 courses per term.
  • The majority of the degree can be completed online, but students are required to come to campus for courses that do not translate to an online format.

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Offered through the #1-ranked Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School or Public Health, you can acquire the analytical and technical skills needed to solve pressing occupational health problems as a consultant or in the private or government sector.