Work Environment

Doctor of Science in Work Environment

Admissions to the Doctor of Science in Work Environment
  • Prerequisite of a Master’s degree in a related field
  • Exceptional academic record, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (3.5 in quantitative sciences) and high GRE scores

Here's what it takes to earn your Doctor of Science in Work Environment:

  • Demonstration of knowledge in all subject areas required by the UMass Lowell Work Environment Master’s Degree program
  • Completion of a minimum of 24-30 credit hours (courses and dissertation research), including those required by your chosen major
  • Passing the qualifying examination for the field in which you choose to major
  • Satisfactory completion of a Doctoral Dissertation demonstrating thorough research in your area of concentration, under the guidance of one WE faculty members. The Thesis and Dissertation Guide outlines the University requirements to successfully complete a doctoral dissertation.

Doctor of Science (ScD) is offered in the following areas:

See our Research page and Faculty page for more information on faculty research interests.

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in Work Environment degree programs are eligible for our financial support through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Training Project Grant (TPG).

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