ENHS examines the interactions between humans and their environment. Human activities
impact on environmental quality and environmental factors, and in turn, are principal
determinants of human health. Exploration of these complex interactions often combines
elements of both pure and applied sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, engineering,
public health, medicine). Two master's programs (Master of Public Health and Master of Science) and two doctoral paths (Doctor of Philosophy
and a dual Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences)
Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences (MPH)
The MPH degree is oriented toward the development of a broad background in public health and preparation for professional practice. This degree requires 42 credit hours of study and is practice-oriented. MPH students complete a supervised internship (practicum) in lieu of a thesis. Graduates from our MPH program obtain employment within federal, state and local public health and environmental regulatory agencies, non-profit organizations, industry, consulting firms and universities. Positions include health and safety officer, risk assessor, risk manager, outreach coordinator, resource manager and health physicist.
In Fall 2019, the Arnold School of Public Health launched our redesigned MPH programs to meet new accreditation criteria from the Council on Education for Public Health
Master of Science in Environmental Health Sciences (MS)
The M.S. degree is an academic research degree, which may be tailored to individual
research interests and job market needs. This degree requires a minimum of 36 graduate hours
and combines real-world problem solving, field and/or laboratory research and development of research skills with other scientific, health and related skills to prepare effective environmental health researchers
for the public and private sectors. Students complete a research thesis, and graduates
from our M.S. program generally obtain employment within federal, state and local public health and environmental
protection agencies, federal and state research laboratories, contract research and
laboratories, industry, consulting firms and universities. Positions include research
scientist, water quality specialist, toxicologist, ecotoxicologist, nanomaterials scientist, air pollution specialist and environmental regulatory enforcement.
Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences
The Ph.D. is a highly specialized academic research degree that emphasizes scientific
competence, research skills and professional development. The doctoral degree requires
a minimum of 60 hours of graduate course work (post-baccalaureate), including 12 hours
of dissertation preparation. Graduates from our Ph.D. program obtain employment within
federal and state research laboratories, contract research laboratories and universities.
Positions include research scientist and professor.
Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences (combination degree)
Are you interested in learning more about the increasingly prominent role of the environment in determining human health? Our combination Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences degree explores the unique set of requirements in relation to study design and measurement of both environmental exposures and environment-related health outcomes.
Certificate of Graduate Study in Environmental Nanoscience and Risk
This cross-disciplinary certificate provides the fundamental concepts and principles of environmental nanoscience and risk to constitute a common ground for multiple STEM disciplines. The certificate will serve employees of agencies and organizations related to regulation and governance of nanoscience and nanotechnology who wish to enhance their professional credentials by adding the foundations of environmental nanoscience and risk to their expertise.