The PhD degree in the Environmental Health Sciences is an advanced research degree that prepares students to employ laboratory and community approaches to address adverse environmental health impacts. Students use basic and applied research methodologies to examine consequences of chemical and non-chemical stressors and disasters. Graduates of the PhD programs advance to careers at academic institutions, governmental agencies, industry and nonprofit organizations.
Applicants must meet the school's admission requirements for entrance into doctoral programs.
Revised for Fall 2022
Students must complete 48 credit hours of coursework and doctoral studies beyond the baccalaureate, with a minimum of 30 didactic hours at Tulane in the doctoral program. Up to 18 Credits can be transferred from Master’s degree.
PhD Foundational Requirements - 18 credits
Students who do not have these prerequisites are required to take these or equivalent courses.
PhD Core Courses–12 credits
*Possible substitutes include EPID 7160 Survey Methodology, EPID 7810 Human Molecular Genetics or other advanced epidemiology courses.
PhD Concentration-Specific Courses–6 credits
Educational teaching assistant experience
*All other program requirements (e.g. research ethics, comprehensive exam, prospectus, and dissertation) remain the same across the old and revised programs, as outlined in the SPHTM PhD Handbook.
Department Chair: Charles Miller, PhD
Program Director: Charles Miller, PhD
Department Administrator: Erica Geary
Phone: (504) 988-5374