MS in ESH Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Environmental Health and Safety degree requires 30 or 36 credits of coursework, depending on the program option selected. Most MS ESH courses are delivered in sequential 8-week class sessions. Students completing all courses in a timely fashion should be able to conclude their studies in about two years.

More information on the program structure and courses can be viewed in the Graduate Catalog.

To earn the UW-Whitewater MS ESH, you must:

  • Complete the 30-credit research option
    • Breadth (24 graduate credits of required courses)
    • Elective (3-credit graduate elective)
    • Research (3-credit capstone course requiring successful completion of a research paper)
  • OR complete the 36-credit coursework option
    • Breadth (24 graduate credits of required courses)
    • Electives (12 credits of graduate electives, with at least 6 credits from SAFETY)
  • Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0