Environmental Health (PhD)

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Date Posted: Jan. 11, 2019
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Doctoral Degree


The PhD Program in the Department of Environmental Health prepares a student with highly specialized and applied research skills that seek to better understand the links between environmental exposures and human health outcomes.

Briefly, the degree requires the following: Completion of 42 credit hours of coursework Completion of Qualifying Exam (typically by end of year 2/beginning of year 3) Completion of a Proposal Defense (typically in year 3) Admission to candidacy (following completion of coursework, qualifying exam, and successful proposal defense) Completion of 18 Dissertation Research credits Successful Dissertation Defense (typically in year 5)

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