PhD in Environmental Health

Preparation for whatever comes next

Our full-time doctoral program requires a minimum of 90 graduate-level credits beyond the bachelor's degree and provides a solid foundation in the field of public health, focusing on the effects of environmental factors on human health and disease.

In addition to your main coursework, you'll select an area of study outside the field of environmental health as a minor. You'll also take courses in research skills, and have the option to take electives (which may be counted toward a second minor). The degree culminates in a dissertation.

Develop research expertise

As a Ph.D. student, you'll conduct laboratory or field research in environmental and occupational health, developing critical analytic and technical skills and learning cutting-edge research methods. In addition to local research opportunities, qualified students can participate in faculty-supervised global research experiences in places Latin America, Asia, or East Asia.

Funding opportunities

We offer fellowships and scholarships for highly qualified doctoral students. Teaching assistantships are also available, providing both funding and the opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience.