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Environmental Health Science

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Explore the Interaction between Health and the Environment
Our environment has a major impact on our health. We depend on clean air, clean water and a safe food supply to sustain ourselves and our communities. Agriculture, transportation, construction, energy production and use, and manufacturing all have a significant impact on the environment. And all of these industries introduce situations and questions that require the expertise of trained professionals. This program provides the conceptual framework and practical tools to recognize and address environmental hazards. You will learn to address issues of air and water quality as well as solid waste and environmental and industrial toxicology.

  • In addition to being first-rate teachers, our faculty are all active practitioners and researchers; are all practicing toxicologists actively involved in many important and timely research projects. 
  • You will learn analytical and problem-solving skills as well as how to communicate with technical experts and their non-technical constituents.
  • 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 Department of Environmental Health Science offers the M.P.H. degree and a advanced certificate in Industrial Hygiene.

Credits required for completion: 43

Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Science Advisement Sheet

Delivery Options:
This program is offered in a traditional and in an online or hybrid format.  On-campus classes are in the late afternoon and evening. 

Course Sequencing (for continuing students and and new students starting summer 2019): 

• For those seeking 3 courses a semester

• For those seeking 2 courses a semester


Benefit From Our Connection to U.S. Public Health Service 

Our program and our graduates benefit from a special relationship with the Environmental Health Officers of the U.S. Public Health Service which provides presentations about U.S.P.H.S. internships and active duty assignments. Students receive personal advice on embarking on a career journey with the U.S. Public Health Service and assistance with the application process for these internships and assignment on USAJOBS.   

Need More Information?
See the Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Science or request information.

Application Requirements

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Applicants to all of our public health programs must apply through the School of Public Health Application Services, SOPHAS.  Get started now.

Please contact the Office of Admissions at (914) 594-4510.