Explore the links between environmental exposures and human health outcomes. Develop highly specialized and applied research skills. And pursue a rewarding academic path to positions at academic institutions, health and health-related regulatory agencies, and in private industry with a research focus.

UMass Amherst’s 51-credit PhD in environmental health sciences lets students apply multimodality methods in their research, utilize cutting-edge technologies, and contribute new findings to a rapidly changing field of study. Students in the PhD program will complete foundational coursework in environmental health sciences, with lots of room to select additional courses in their areas of interest. The entire program, including prospectus and dissertation research, is designed to be completed in four to six academic years (typically five).

NOTE: This is a STEM designated program.