The Environmental Health - Environmental Health, Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Specialization program from Colorado State University offers a wide variety of graduate opportunities in cancer biology and oncology; occupational and environmental health (i.e., industrial hygiene, ergonomics); health physics, radiation sciences.
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The Environmental Health - Environmental Health, Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Specialization program from Colorado State University  is based on a multidisciplinary group of faculty and courses aimed at enhancing the workplace in terms of safety, process and product quality, and the quality of work life. The foundation of the program is driven by the utilization of a systems approach in human-centered design and in the most current safety theories and practice. The program integrates a multidisciplinary approach from psychology, engineering, the health sciences and safety to better understand and optimize human well-being and overall system performance in the workplace. 

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The Ph.D. program has the flexibility for students to pursue research related to ergonomics and safety from approaches in psychology, engineering, the health sciences and occupational epidemiology. Graduates from the Ph.D. program are typically employed in leadership positions in the field of occupational safety and health. Many of our doctoral level graduates are professors at universities, program managers and directors at multinational companies, researchers at private and public organizations, as well as managing consultants in industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental and Occupational Health Issues
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Industrial Hygiene Laboratory
  • Occupational Safety
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Principles of Ergonomics

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Interested applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered for this program. The Graduate Record Exam is required (the Medical College Admission Test is also accepted).

Tuition Fee

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    1432 USD/semester
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    584 USD/semester
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
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