Academic Programs

The division of Environmental Health Sciences addresses environmental and occupational health concerns as they relate to public health. Depending on the concentration, an MPH, MS, or PhD option may be available.

Many of our master’s students start in the General Program as a foundation for their education, and then choose a concentration to focus their studies.

Design Your Own Curriculum

Environmental Health General Program
Develop a broad foundation in environmental health with a large number of elective credits to explore your own interests. You may start in this program and move to other concentrations, or focus on the General Program throughout your degree. MPH or MS options.

Occupational/Workplace Interventions

Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology
Identify factors that cause disease and injury within the environment and workplace. MPH, MS, and PhD options.

Industrial Hygiene
Study the health and safety of people at work, specifically potential workplace hazards. MPH, MS, and PhD options.

Occupational Injury Prevention Research Training
A multifaceted approach to training, with an emphasis on preventing and controlling workplace injuries. PhD option.

Regulatory Toxicology & Risk Management
Study the biochemical mechanisms of toxicity and how toxicity is used to protect human health. MPH and MS options.

Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing
Intensive training for nurses interested in the development, management and evaluation of health services that promote health and prevent work-related injuries and disease. MPH and PhD options.

Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Trains physicians to improve the health and safety of workers. MPH option.


Occupational Health Services Research & Policy
Evaluate workplace policies and programs designed to reduce to nation’s burden of occupational illness and injury. PhD option.

Global Issues

Environmental Chemistry
Explore the interactions of pollutants with air, water, and soil, and their exposures to humans and wildlife. MS and PhD options.

Environmental Infectious Diseases
Examine the emergence of food borne and infectious diseases. MPH, MS, and PhD options.

Environmental Toxicology
Address issues concerning the protection of human health and study how humans respond and adapt to their environment. PhD option.

Global Environmental Health
Examine global health from a public health perspective, including analyzing issues around water and air quality, food safety, industrialization, and deforestation. MPH and MS options.

Exposure Sciences
Study methods for the identification, measurement, and simulation of human exposure and dose resulting from multimedia environmental exposures. MS option.