Welcome to Environmental Health Sciences

Patrick J. Parsons, Ph.D., Chair

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences is an academic department in the School of Public Health, University at Albany. The department offers programs leading to M.S., M.P.H. and Ph.D. degrees, preparing outstanding students for technical, teaching and research careers in academia, public health agencies and industry.

The Ph.D. program has primary emphasis on developing advanced skills in research and scientific communication in areas that are highly relevant to public health problems and practice. The M.S. program is designed to develop advanced skills in state-of-the-art techniques and a sound understanding of the fundamentals in the discipline. The M.P.H. 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 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.

The Department offers three broad areas of specialization: environmental chemistry, toxicology, and environmental and occupational health. Graduate programs are individualized and courses are selected in accordance with both the track requirements and the background and interests of the individual student.

If you have questions please contact the Department.

Email Address: ehsdept@wadsworth.org
Phone Number: (518) 473-7553
Fax Number: (518) 473-8520
Address: Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Wadsworth Center, C-236
Empire State Plaza, PO Box 509
Albany, NY 12201-0509