MPH in Occupational & Environmental Medicine


This track combines broad training in public health with specific training in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The track includes core courses in occupational and environmental medicine, environmental health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health services, and social and behavioral health sciences. In addition, successful candidates are required to complete a public health practicum and write a research-based master's thesis. The degree is designed for individuals who anticipate careers in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, whether in clinical practice, academics, or public health practice.

Likely Careers

Graduates of the Occupational & Environmental Medicine program find jobs in both public and private sectors. Examples of alumni positions in Occupational Medicine include work in government agencies, private industry, research organizations, private practice, group practice and academia.


Applicants to the OEM residency program must meet both the requirements for admission to the MPH program and these residency program requirements:

  • Graduation from a Class A medical school (United States, Canada or equivalent);
  • Completion of one year of approved internship, three years training in primary care specialty is encouraged;
  • Eligibility for a full Washington State Medical License.

MPH admissions require a baccalaureate degree, generally in science or engineering, with coursework in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. GPA minimum of 3.0 for last 90 credits of study. Competitive applicants usually have Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores above the 65th percentile. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required of applicants with an MD or PhD. No specific subject area tests are required.

Application Deadline:  Dec. 1 for first priority review

Requirements and Competencies

MPH in Occupational & Environmental Medicine (Residency/Fellowship)