Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Environmental Health Sciences prepares individuals for teaching and research in academic institutions, and for professional leadership in health and health-related agencies and private industry with significant research functions.

The program considers for admission qualified candidates only after they have found a department faculty member willing to mentor them on a funded research project. For further information, contact Dr. Laura Vandenberg by phone at 413-577-7405 or by email at lvandenberg@schoolph.umass.edu. Applicants must have a background in natural sciences, engineering, or a closely related field. In addition to the major concentration in Environmental Health Sciences, the student selects a minor in either Public Health or another appropriate Ph.D. granting department within the university.