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Occupational & Environmental Health (MS or PhD)

The MS and the PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health are awarded by the Graduate College. The college also offers subtracks in Industrial Hygiene and in Agricultural Safety and Health.

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the degree program (review the department's web site or the General Catalog for departmental requirements).

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.

Application Deadlines 

  • Fall Semester – May 1 (February 1 priority date to be considered for financial aid)
  • Spring Semester – not offered
  • Summer Semester – not offered

Application Procedures 

The graduate application process

  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email instructing you on how to upload your supporting documents and submit letters of recommendation.  A few programs require materials be sent directly to them. However, almost all supplemental material can and should be uploaded from your Admissions Profile on the Iowa Student Information System, our online service center for applicants and students.  You can only access this AFTER you have submitted your application.

Degree Program Supplemental Materials

  • A complete SOPHAS application
  • Official transcripts showing all previous undergraduate and graduate work with grades and degrees
  • Official GRE scores
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal statement (describe your interest in the program, research interests and career goals)
  • Résumé
  • Official TOEFL scores for International students 

Materials to send to Admissions

  • Official transcript showing degree conferral (do not send until final degree conferral is reflected on your transcript)
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to comply with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements.
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.


Apply Online, the $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

Contact Information 

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health
The University of Iowa
145 N. Riverside Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52242

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396