New York Medical College

School of Health Sciences and Practice

Environmental Health Science



School of Health Sciences and Practice
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 594-4252

Department Chair:

Diane Heck, PhD

Director of M.P.H. Studies:

Michael P. Shakarjian, PhD

Director, Online M.P.H. Studies:

Irene Wohlman, PhD



MPH in Environmental Health Science
Graduate Certificate in Industrial Hygiene

Environmental Health Science is a multi-faceted field incorporating a variety of professionals, including engineers, hydrologists, industrial hygienists, toxicologists, epidemiologists, and molecular biologists. Environmental health professionals typically hold positions in industry, in compliance programs or as health safety officers; in consulting firms performing environmental monitoring or audits; in not-for-profit organizations as researchers and/or advocates; or in government in the areas of inspections and permits, water quality, food, sanitation, or air quality.

The program in Environmental Health Science provides the conceptual framework and practical tools to recognize and address environmental hazards. Required program courses familiarize the student with issues of air and water quality as well as solid waste and environmental and industrial toxicology. Students learn analytical and problem-solving skills as well as how to communicate with technical and non-technical groups.

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