What will I learn?

Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) is concerned with the biological, chemical and physical factors affecting human health and the environment. Our major provides a solid science-based education with practical applications for a safer and healthier environment. As a result, our graduates work in a variety of high-demand jobs, such as air quality, water quality, food safety, housing, industrial hygiene, safety, hazardous waste management, environmental consulting and radiation safety. Our graduates also work in a wide range of settings, including private industry (aerospace, manufacturing, food production, biotechnology and many others), local government (city and county health departments), state government (Cal OSHA and Cal EPA), federal government (Public Health Service, EPA, OSHA, Department of Health and Human Services), unions, public interest groups, universities and lobbying organizations.

Courses are explicitly designed to give students the skills needed to succeed on the job. Local employers, many of whom have graduated from this department, routinely seek our graduates as new hires. As one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation, we have an extensive network of environmental and occupational health professionals dedicated to the protection of the environment and community as well as worker health and safety. The M.S. degree is designed to prepare the graduate for higher-level professional activities, including research, analysis and management of EOH systems.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the master’s program in Environmental and Occupational Health will learn:

  • Research design and analytical skills needed to critically evaluate scientific, technical and regulatory documents.
  • Oral, written and electronic communication skills to present information to professional groups, regulatory agencies and lay audiences
  • Sufficient level of technical expertise in environmental and occupational health to competently solve general EOH problems
  • A broad set of management skills to:
  • Competently manage an environmental or occupational program.
  • Initiate program planning and critical analysis of environmental or occupational health and safety programs.

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (35 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$8,472.00 per year
Tuition and fees: USD $4,236 for seven or more units per semester plus USD $396 per unit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 January 2022, 24 August 2022


College of Health and Human Development

Sequioa Hall Room 220,

18111 Nordhoff Street,



91330, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a post-secondary degree equal to a U.S. bachelor's degree.

For international students

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

Completion of the lower division science core: One year of biology with laboratory; One year of inorganic chemistry with laboratory; One semester of organic chemistry with laboratory; College algebra and trigonometry, or pre-calculus; One year of physics with laboratory; One semester of biostatistics or statistics.

IELTS Academic - International English Language Test System: 6.5

PTE Academic - Pearson’s Test of English: 58

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language: Internet Based score: 79; Paper-based score: 550

iTEP Academic - International Test of English Proficiency: 4.0

DET – Duolingo English Test: 105

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About California State University Northridge

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