Environmental Health - Graduate Programs

Environmental Health Sciences offers programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, as well as dual degrees with Albany Medical College or UAlbany's Schoolof Social Welfare. The programs benefit from being based at the Wadsworth Center, a modern, well-equipped comprehensive research institution which serves as the public health laboratories of the New York State Department of Health. This relationship exposes the student to a range of real-world, scientifically based environmental and public health problems and to an organization with a tradition of high-quality basic research. Our faculty has a unique diversity of research interests and actively encourages cross-disciplinary research problems.

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Environmental Health MS

The Master of Science program in Environmental Health is designed to develop advanced skills, critical thinking, and a sound understanding of the fundamentals in the disciplines of environmental chemistry, toxicology or environmental health. The program prepares students for technical and analytical careers in the environmental sciences, working in the public or private sectors.

Environmental Health PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Environmental Health Sciences is designed to prepare students for scholarly and professional positions and careers in academia, government and industry. The program emphasizes the application of biological, physical, and medical sciences to the solution of environmental and public-health problems The objective of doctoral study is to develop each student's ability to conduct original, advanced research as an independent scientist. In keeping with this goal, each student is expected to guide his or her own research project, under the supervision of a faculty member, with a high level of effort and accomplishment, and thereby gain the capacity to be self-teaching and the ability to design and conduct research on important issues in the student's chosen field.

Public Health DrPH

The Dr.P.H. aims to prepare leaders within the public health profession who will address complex public health issues by combining sophisticated analytic and research skills with a broad-based understanding of the political, scientific, medical, statistical, ethical and economic factors that contribute to health problems. The Dr.P.H. is modeled on medical education, giving students both intensive instruction and offering them the opportunity to do four internships, or rotations, through a range of public health programs. The doctoral internship rotations accomplish for public health students what internship rotations are for students in medical school, providing direct, hands-on experience in several areas within the field of health. The culminating experience for Dr.P.H. students will be a doctoral project that demonstrates the student's capability to take charge of a major public health problem using the range of skills acquired. Through its strong relationship with the New York State Department of Health, the School has access to countless research programs in all aspects of public health.

Public Health MPH

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a professional degree designed to prepare graduates to tackle real public health problems, as practitioners who can apply their breadth of understanding as well as some degree of expertise and experience in at least one specific area of public health. The interdisciplinary MPH degree program allows students to apply cutting edge scientific and technical knowledge to preventing disease and promoting wellness through organized community efforts. The diversity and complexity of today's public health concerns require practitioners who understand the political, ethical, economic, and scientific concerns involved in addressing the great challenges to the modern world. The school's unique focus on linking academic studies with a broad base of knowledge, skills and experience necessary to meet today's public health challenges. All students participate in at least two distinct public health internships.

Public Health MPH/MD (with Albany Med)

The MPH is a professional degree designed to prepare graduates to tackle real public health problems, as practitioners who can apply their breadth of understanding as well as some degree of expertise and experience in at least one specific area of public health. The School's interdisciplinary MPH degree program allows students to apply cutting edge scientific and technical knowledge to preventing disease and promoting wellness through organized community efforts. The diversity and complexity of today's public health concerns require practitioners who understand the political, ethical, economic, and scientific concerns involved in addressing the great challenges to the modern world.

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