Master of Science (ScM) in Environmental Health
Seeking solutions to environmental health problems through cutting-edge research with renowned faculty. Our two-year Master of Science (ScM) in Environmental Health degree is tailored to students who view a research-based degree program as the best means to achieve their master's level academic goals.
With specialty track curricula that are shared in the first year with our highly-regarded nine-month MHS in Environmental Health program, the 2-year ScM in Environmental Health is intended for students who want to demonstrate their abilities to conduct research or to more finely define their primary area of research interest. The ScM is a coursework and thesis-based program that provides a strong knowledge base upon which a second year of training carrying out original research will be built. In addition to core courses, ScM students take coursework concentrated in one of three principal areas of environmental health on which departmental faculty focus their educational and research efforts. These Specialty Track areas are:
- Human Toxicology and Pathophysiology – the mechanisms of toxicity and human pathogenesis caused by hazardous environmental agents. Ideal applicants to this track will be individuals with strong backgrounds in the basic sciences, including biology and chemistry. Learn More.
- Population Environmental Health – the tools and approaches that are used to identify and assess mitigation of environmental factors that pose risk to the health of human populations. Ideal applicants to this track will be individuals with a good basic science and quantitative foundation and an interest in addressing population-related environmental health issues. Learn More.
- Sustainability and Global Environmental Health – the nature and potential consequences on human health of unsustainable practices in the utilization of environmental resources. Ideal applicants to this track will be individuals with an interest in the environmental and health implications of a rapidly increasing global population at a time of diminishing food and fuel resources and a changing climate. Learn More.