PhD in Environmental Health Sciences

Environmentalist collecting samples, wearing hazmat suit

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 the 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.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the school's admission and application requirements for entrance into doctoral programs at SPHTM.

Degree Program Requirements & Competencies–48 credit hours

Please visit the university course catalog for:

Educational teaching assistant experience

All PhD students at SPHTM are required to serve as a teaching assistant (TA) for two SPHTM courses while enrolled in the PhD program. Students should register for Teaching Assistantship Educational Experience (0 credits) during the terms they complete each TA requirement. 

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.

Degree Program Requirements & Competencies–72 credit hours

Please visit the 2022 university course catalog for: 

Educational teaching assistant experience

All PhD students at SPHTM are required to serve as a teaching assistant (TA) for two SPHTM courses while enrolled in the PhD program. Students should register for Teaching Assistantship Educational Experience (0 credits) during the terms they complete each TA requirement. 

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.

Contact Us

Department Chair: Melissa Gonzales, MS, PhD

Program Director: Tiong Aw, PhD

Program Manager: Benjamin Bratcher

Email: bbratcher@tulane.edu

 

Phone: (504) 988-5374

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