UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.
What causes disease? Many health problems stem from exposure to hazards in the work place. Old and new technologies can put human health at risk, either through dangerous procedures or via exposure to the toxic materials involved in the work. It’s not just coal miners and their families who are at risk for deadly diseases. In certain hospitals, for example, health care workers can be at risk for illness due to constant exposure to hazardous substances.
Learn to prevent disease and injury, with a Master's or Doctoral degree in Epidemiology. A graduate degree in Epidemiology will prepare you to identify diseases caused by exposure to hazards in the work environment, assess the health risks of new technologies, or recommend occupational standards that protect worker health based on scientific data.
If you enjoy an interdisciplinary approach to learning, like to be on the cutting edge of research and want to devote your career to promoting health and safety, this is the program for you.
Read more in the graduate academic catalog.