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PhD Environmental Health Sciences

The PhD in Environmental Health Sciences is offered by the Division of Community, Environment, and Policy and University of Arizona. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Environmental Health Sciences examines the critical link between environmental and occupational exposures and human health.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

The Environmental Health Sciences degree from University of Arizona prepares individuals to research, evaluate, and control health risks posed by chemical and bioogical 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.

Educational Opportunity

Graduates of this program will apply theory and methods to public health research, evaluation, analysis, and decision-making.

The Doctorate in Environmental Health Sciences trains students for research careers and leadership roles in academia, government agencies, research institutes, consulting firms, and industry. The program is designed for individuals with a variety of scientific backgrounds. Out geology, microbiology, engineering, architecture, nutrition, and policy.

Entry into the PhD program requires successful completion of a master’s degree in a related field.

The PhD program requires approximately three to five years for completion, including two to three years for coursework and one to two years for the dissertation. At least 47 credits are required for the major, plus a minimum of 18 dissertation units, and at least 9 units for a minor in another department. The course of study and dissertation will be developed by the student, their faculty advisor, and their committee.

Courses included:

  • Basic Principles of Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics in Public Health
  • Biostatistics for Research
  • Fundamentals of Industrial and Environmental Health
  • Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
  • Public Health Fundamentals for Researchers
  • Applied Exposure Assessment
  • Evaluating Public Health Literature
  • Environmental Health Seminar

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016