Environmental Health

PhD applicants are typically only accepted into the program to work on funded projects. Because of this, we can only accept a limited number of PhD students each year. Before applying to the program, you may want to contact the professor with whom you wish to work to determine the availability of funding.

Degrees are also available in:

Concentrations

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

Environmental Infectious Diseases
Examine the emergence of food borne and infectious diseases.

Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology
Identify factors that cause diseases and injuries within the environment and workplace.

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

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.

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

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

Regulatory Toxicology and Risk Assessment
Analyze the biochemical mechanisms of toxicity and understand how toxicology is used to protect human health through laboratory research, and the development of sound environmental policy and regulations.

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