Prospective Students

Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) is a graduate department focusing on how the environment affects human health. We study how humans affect our environment and how the environment affects human health. A place where top-notch, accomplished, and caring faculty meet with dedicated students to change the world.

EHS might be for you if you are interested in:

  • The impact of climate change on human health and disease transmission
  • The basis of the asthma epidemic
  • The impact of maternal exposure to air pollution and other toxicants on child development
  • How metal exposure, such as lead and arsenic, impact the nervous, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems
  • How science can shape environmental policy and lead to sustainable development
  • The causes and consequences of racial and economic disparities on health

Degree Programs

Graduate Outcomes

We prepare our graduates to have successful careers! Our alumni are employed across public and private sectors, as seen in the table below. We also encourage prospective students to browse our alumni spotlights.

a pie chart that shows where EHS graduates went on to work after graduation. 26% university, 17% consulting, 18% government, 12% hospital/healthcare, 6% nonprofit (domestic), 6% other, 6% pharma/biotech, 6% research institution, 3% technology

EHS students benefit from:

  • Small class sizes focused on individualized instruction and attention
  • Nurturing learning environment with rigorous coursework and hands-on research
  • Access to extensive resources within the University, Medical Center, and New York City
  • Expert faculty conducting collaborative research on local, regional, and global levels
  • A wide range of research opportunities from cellular and molecular mechanisms to population public health and policy
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Our department has a 4:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

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Students participate in exciting practica experiences to learn the day-to-day realities of the field.

97% of graduates are employed or continuing education 6 months after graduation.

Why Should You Choose EHS?


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