Environmental and Occupational Health

Letter from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Prospective students with biological, engineering, chemistry, nursing, medical and social science backgrounds are welcome to apply to our department. The faculty of our department are dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and mentoring of students and are involved in active funded research in Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety, Toxicology, and Occupational Health. The degrees offered in our department include the Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental and Occupational Health. Please browse through our webpage and discover areas in our department which may lead you to exciting new career choices.  We are now offering fellowships for study in our doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) and master of science (MSPH) degree programs. Please Click Here for more information.

Thomas E. Bernard
  Professor and Chair   

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