Are you looking for an exciting, challenging career with great job prospects?

You've come to the right place!

Due to expected growth in the number of EHS jobs coupled with a high rate of retirements within the field, the United States is facing a severe shortage of EHS professionals in the next 5 years and possibly beyond (NIOSH, 2011). Also, consider that a 2010 job market survey ranked EHS in the top 10 in terms of job growth (#8) and in the top 25 in terms of job satisfaction (#22). Regionally, almost 95% of all graduates from the MEHS program have able to find EHS jobs within 6 months of their graduation over the past several years.

MEHS students with hardhats

Want more information about the EHS profession?

The American Society of Safety Engineers is one of the professional societies to which EHS professionals belong. To learn more about the profession, check out their informative career guide for the EHS profession. Or, peruse the ASSE newsroom and, among other things, check out the video on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which provided the impetus for improvements in workplace safety over the past 100 years. Other EHS related websites to explore can be found on our program website under "resources" - in particular, the links under "professional societies" and "other resources" may be most useful.

Want more information about the MEHS program?

We welcome you to spend some time just looking around our website to find out what it would take for you to get a MEHS degree from UMD. We also invite you to take a look at the student newsletters under "news and events" to get a feel for what it's like to be a student in the program. Of course, if you have any more questions after reading this and/or checking out the various resources, please contact us at:

Master of Environmental Health and Safety program
University of Minnesota Duluth
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
229 Voss-Kovach Hall
1305 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812-2496


Phone: (218) 726-6161
E-mail: mehs@d.umn.edu

The Master of Environmental Health and Safety program
is an advanced degree offered through the
UMD Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Items of Interest

Spring 2015 Admissions

Regrettably, the program is unable to make ANY offers of financial support to applicants for the 2014-2015 academic year.

If you currently live in the United States, the Spring 2015 application deadline is December 1.

If you live elsewhere, we strongly suggest that you submit an application by April 15, 2015 for a Fall 2015 start.
More info

Online Application Process

All application materials must be submitted online through the UM Apply Yourself system.

Please be aware that anything delivered to us via e-mail, mail or delivery service will NOT be reviewed.

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Event calendar

Among other things, find out what the current class will be doing. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and read the newsletters to find out what they've done with all that spare (?) time they have! More info

Plan B reports

If you have not yet submitted your Plan B report, please note that the requirements changed in May 2010.

Current Plan B forms and details can be found below. If you completed your coursework prior to 2010, please follow the previous guidelines.

Current forms
(last update: July 2010)
Plan B details
Proposal form
Supervisor feedback form

Previous guidelines
(prior to 2010)

Plan B template