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About

For decades, the Department of Environmental Health at Boston University has conducted policy-relevant research, often working closely with affected communities, to help address environmental challenges.

Overview

Key facts

Academically, our students prepare to meet the challenges of environmental health through a solid grounding in epidemiology, exposure science, toxicology, risk assessment and related fields, as well as training in legal and economic topics relevant to environmental and public health.

Our work addresses the health effects of exposures to complex mixtures of chemicals, including chemicals contained in consumer products as well as contaminants of water, food, and soil such as lead or mercury. We evaluate the health effects of air pollution, including connections with global climate change. We are also interested in the adverse effects of non-chemical hazards such as noise, heat, and social stressors, and how different kinds of chemical and non-chemical exposures accumulate or interact to harm health. Vulnerable populations such as children and people living in poverty in the US and internationally are of special interest to us. The department includes two centers: one that addresses the mechanisms of action and consequences to health of exposure to chemicals found at Superfund sites and the other that addresses environmental health disparities in low-income communities and throughout Massachusetts.

Academic Programs

The Department of Environmental Health faculty and staff from Boston University participate in interdisciplinary master’s and doctoral degrees. We lead multiple certificates within the Master of Public Health (MPH), offer the Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Health Data Analytics, co-direct the MS in Public Health Nutrition, and offer the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Health. The MS in Environmental Health Data Analytics and the MS in Public Health Nutrition are not currently accepting applications while we update our master’s programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Toxicology for Public Health
  • Physiological Mechanisms of Health and Disease
  • Essentials of Genetic Technologies and the Future of Public Health
  • Analytical Methods in Environmental Health
  • Methods in Environmental Health Sciences 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

16 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • SOPHAS Program Designation
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Academic Transcripts or WES ICAP Evaluation
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives
  • CV or Résumé
  • Supplemental Application

Tuition Fee

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    61050 USD/year
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  • National

    61050 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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