University of Arizona

Environmental Health Sciences

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Using an interdisciplinary approach, Environmental Health Sciences provides the critical link between environmental and occupational exposures and human health.

The Master of Science degree is designed for individuals who seek training in environmental health research. It is anticipated that graduates will occupy positions as project leaders, program directors, and research personnel in academic, government, corporate, community group, and industrial settings.

The PhD in Environmental Health Sciences degree prepares individuals to research, evaluate, and control health risks posed by chemical and biological contaminants and physical exposures (noise, heat, and radiation) in communities and occupational environments. Students will receive advanced training and experience in the application of epidemiological and community-based research methods, statistical analysis, exposure assessment, environmental modeling, toxicology, intervention design and behavioral sciences. Graduates of this program will apply theory and methods to public health research, evaluation, analysis, and decision-making.

These programs are designed for individuals with a variety of scientific backgrounds. Our faculty and students come from diverse backgrounds with advanced training in: medicine, geology, microbiology, engineering, architecture, nutrition, and policy.

To apply for WRGP, complete the College of Public Health Scholarship & Teaching Assistantship Application, emailed at the time of admission.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Amy Glicken
Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator
Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs 

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