Environmental Health Sciences

"The people in the School of Public Health are probably my favorite aspect of the School. They're fantastic, they're friendly, they are smart, and they're interdisciplinary, and we have so much fun together."

Degree Options:

2-Year MPH in Environmental Health Sciences
2-Year MPH in Global Health & Environment
11- Month MPH
MS 
MS in Global Health & Environment
PhD
MCP/MPH 
Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency Program w/ UCSF

Faculty and students in the Environmental Health Sciences Division research, teach and learn how human populations—especially the most vulnerable members of society, such as young children, pregnant women, and the poor—are affected by environmental exposures, ranging from microbial and chemical contamination of water, air and other media, to climate change, industrialization, and unplanned urbanization. We develop and apply cutting-edge methods, build research collaborations across global and domestic institutions, and lead major research centers and projects around the world. Our faculty educate, challenge, mentor, and inspire tomorrow’s leaders in environmental health, preparing students to assess the health impacts of environmental exposures, and to advance means for their measurement and control. Learn more about the programs in Environmental Health Sciences at Berkeley, and about our faculty's internationally recognized expertise in addressing pressing global challenges in health and the environment.

2-Year Master of Public Health (MPH) in Environmental Health Sciences

Degrees

Employment

Excellent career opportunities are available for graduates of the Environmental Health Sciences program, especially for specialists in industrial hygiene and toxicology. MPH graduates usually work for private industry or government. In the last few years, alumni have accepted job offers at organizations such as: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hewlett Packard, the California Environmental Protection Agency, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Environmental Toxicology Inc., and the California Department of Toxic Substances.

2-Year Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health and Environment

Degrees

Employment

Excellent career opportunities are available for graduates of the Global Health and Environment program in government, the private sector, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, and academia. MPH graduates are qualified for positions in global health programs; federal, state, and local health departments; positions in academic global health research; in delivery and evaluation of global health initiatives and public health campaigns; positions carrying out monitoring and evaluation of public health programs; positions with EPA, USGS, CDC and other federal agencies; work with health research organizations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); and positions carrying out implementation science.

11-Month Master of Public Health (MPH) in Environmental Health Sciences

Degrees

Employment

Excellent career opportunities are available for graduates of the Environmental Health Sciences program, especially for specialists in industrial hygiene and toxicology. MPH graduates usually work for private industry or government. In the last few years, alumni have accepted job offers at organizations such as: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hewlett Packard, the California Environmental Protection Agency, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Environmental Toxicology Inc., and the California Department of Toxic Substances.

Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Health Sciences

Degrees

Employment

Excellent career opportunities are available for graduates of the Environmental Health Sciences Program, particularly for specialists in industrial hygiene and toxicology. In the last few years, alumni have accepted job offers at organizations such as: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hewlett Packard, the California Environmental Protection Agency, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Environmental Toxicology Inc., and the California Department of Toxic Substances.

Master of Science (MS) in Global Health & Environment

Degrees

Employment

Graduates of the GHE Program are currently employed at the Environmental Protection Agency—one in the Office of Air and Radiation and another in the Office of Pesticide Safety—as well as at other organizations listed here. Four other graduates have continued their educations in PhD programs in environmental health.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Health Sciences

Degrees

Employment

The PhD degree is designed to prepare students for careers as independent researchers, educators, or managers in the field of environmental health sciences.