Degrees Offered




PhD and MS degree students can choose to specialize in one of three concentrations: Toxicology, Environmental Chemistry, or Environmental and Occupational Health. Students in Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry have the unique opportunity to work with faculty in the state-of-the art laboratories of the Wadsworth Center, the research intensive arm of the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH, as well as University at Albany’s GE*NY*SIS Center for Cancer Genomics. Students specializing in Environmental and Occupational Health have the opportunity to work with faculty in the NYS DOH's Center for Environmental Health, as well as with faculty based on the University at Albany Health Sciences Campus.

DrPH and MPH students follow a broader curriculum with an environmental health concentration that provides for practicum or internship opportunities including the NYS DOH's Wadsworth Center and Center for Environmental Health.

Graduates from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences go on to truly rewarding careers in government, academia and in industry.

So if you care about the environment and public health, and you are ready to make a real difference, train alongside world class scientists and public health professionals, use state-of-the-art equipment, and have a competitive edge in the job market, apply today!