Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) is focused on chemical, physical, and biological agents in the environment that affect human health.

Its multidisciplinary scope spans the continuum from the agent source to contamination and human exposure that result in toxicity, infection, or other adverse human health impact.

The profession examines both individual and population-level susceptibility factors and interventions that can prevent disease.

The College of Public Health offers a Master of Public Health, a Master of Science, and a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences.

Recommended Preparation
Strong undergraduate education in science (e.g. biology and chemistry) and math is recommended. Admission decisions are made largely based on GPA, GRE scores, recommendations, personal statement and experience. Minimum GPA and GRE (verbal and quantitative combined) are generally 3.0 and 1100, respectively. The personal statement is reviewed for writing ability and "fit" between the student's interest and motivation in the degree, relative to what the degree will achieve and the capability and interests of the faculty. The stronger the application with respect to these elements (especially GPA and GRE), the more likely it will be to compete for financial support.

For information regarding application materials, test scores and codes, and decision timelines see our frequently asked questions page.