Understand and mitigate environmental hazards to promote human health and well-being
Environmental health explores the human impacts of environmental hazards (air, water, soil and food) on human health in the context of socio-cultural, economic, work and family environments.
- Individuals seeking early graduate training to support future PhD applications
- Individuals with overlapping interests in engineering, medicine, health policy, agriculture, epidemiology, computer modeling, chemistry, microbiology or geography
- State departments of health environmental officer
- Federal agency environmental officer
- Academic researcher
- Industry researcher
- Medical professional
Students in the MS program in Environmental Health Sciences complete an essential core of knowledge in environmental health, epidemiology and biostatistics, in addition to a laboratory rotation, an ethics course, and a seminar course.
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- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the interdisciplinary field of environmental health.
- (for M.S. non-thesis project students) Develop a testable hypothesis that would advance the field of environmental health.
- (for M.S. thesis students) Design and conduct a research study, analyze data and test a hypothesis that advances the science of environmental health
Students in the M.S. program in Environmental Health Sciences complete an essential core of knowledge in environmental health, epidemiology and biostatistics, in addition to a laboratory rotation, an ethics course and a seminar course.
32 credits including thesis and rotation with a faculty member.
Risk Assessment, Toxicology, Law and Policy, Foundations of Environmental Health