Professionals in environmental health sciences analyze the health impact of environmental pollutants and identify emerging threats to human health. Using state-of-the-art research methods, they design and implement solutions to environmental problems to meet the public health needs of society. They work to understand and minimize the adverse effects of environmental agents on human health.

As an environmental health sciences graduate student at UMass Amherst, you’ll apply multimodal research methods to characterize the impact of pollutants, toxicants, and other agents on human health. Your work can contribute to solutions for a host of real-world environmental issues. You’ll work with energetic faculty, gaining opportunities for laboratory-, field- and community-based research in the U.S. and abroad.

Our environmental health sciences programs prepare students to be leaders, with the technical knowledge and skills for expanded roles in the research assessment of environmental exposures. You’ll get hands-on experience using advanced skills in:

  • Sampling and analysis of pollutants in the environment
  • Epidemiological studies focused on risks of environmental exposures