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.
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
The Master of Environmental Health and Safety program
Items of Interest
We are currently interviewing candidates for a new tenure-track assistant professor to start in Fall 2014. More info
Regrettably, the program is unable to make ANY offers of financial support to applicants for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Evening and alternative degree completion options are available — contact us for details.
If you currently live in the United States, the Fall 2014 application deadline is August 1.
If you live elsewhere, we strongly suggest submitting your application by April 15 for a Fall 2014 start.
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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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
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.
(prior to 2010)
Plan B template