With an interdisciplinary, one health approach to environmental public health, Ohio State’s PhD in Environmental Science specializing in Environmental Public Health provides students with many opportunities to work and interact with others throughout the university to develop creative research with preventative and mitigative solutions to issues at the intersection of human health, animal health and the environment.
Graduates are prepared to work as environmental health practitioners or research scientists at various organizations and agencies, including governmental agencies at local, state, and federal levels; health departments; hospitals; industries; consulting firms; and universities.
Learn more about the Environmental Public Health PhD
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Environmental and occupational health monitoring, assessment and modeling
Infectious and toxic-based disease risk assessment
Water and wastewater surveillance
Air quality surveillance
Toxicology and epigenetics
Human exposure and disease biomarkers
Environmental analytical chemistry
Community and environmental epidemiology
Program of study
The doctoral program specializing in environmental public health is a collaboration with the interdisciplinary Environmental Science Graduate Program. It requires a minimum of 81 credits combining foundational coursework in general environmental sciences with specialized learning in environmental public health. This includes biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental microbiology, toxicology and risk assessment.
Ohio State offers paid research, teaching and administrative assistantships as well as competitive fellowships and other grant opportunities. Learn more about how financial support is awarded to graduate students.
Prepare your application
The PhD program is housed through the Environmental Science Graduate Program. We have prepared recommendations for you to prepare your application. Once you complete your application, it should be submitted through Ohio State’s Office of Graduate Admission, not SOPHAS.