Environmental Health Sciences is a department within the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS). The SPHHS is fully accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health, and is a member of the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health.
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences offers masters degree curricula leading to one of three degrees: the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), the Master of Science (M.S.), and an accelerated Master of Science (M.S.) program. Our masters degree programs prepare students with prior undergraduate/graduate education in natural and physical sciences to be leaders in the field, with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in environmental health sciences careers.
Our graduate degree programs combine the public health sciences of biostatistics, environmental health and epidemiology with natural sciences, mathematics and engineering to better understand the effects of environmental stressors on human health. Environmental health sciences professionals anticipate new problems and identify existing ones. They design, implement and evaluate solutions to environmental problems to meet the public health needs of society.