Become a leader who will create new strategies and research to predict and manage environmental effects on human health.
Environmental Health is the study of how factors in the environment — such as chemical toxins, infectious disease, foodborne vectors, changing climates, and workplace hazards — affect human health.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Health focuses on research and prepares students for a career in university-level teaching, research, and scientific analysis. Students must submit a dissertation with original research as part of this degree.
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, please contact the professor with whom you wish to work to determine the availability of funding.