PhD in Environmental Health Sciences

Degree at a glance

Customize your education
Select your academic focus area
Areas of emphasis

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Culminating experience
Research and present a PhD dissertation
Student projects

Tuition & funding support
$20,850 for annual in-state tuition and fees
Funding support

1:1 career advising and professional development support
Career support

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Areas of emphasis and required courses

A research-based doctoral degree program for students who want advanced training in the practice of environmental public health, environmental toxicology, exposure science/occupational hygiene, infectious diseases, One Health or our customizable individualized track.

During the application process, students rank their top areas of emphasis and can change their selection until the end of their first quarter. 

Choose your area of emphasis


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Culminating experience

Students work with DEOHS faculty and staff engaged in ongoing research and service activities. As a culminating experience, you will conceive, develop, conduct and document original research that advances knowledge in the field of environmental health sciences.

Examples of field training sites include the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 10, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Public Health—Seattle & King County, Veritox and local biotechnology companies.

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Tuition & funding support

  • Traineeships, fellowships, research and teaching assistantships and other funding opportunities can help students reduce costs of attendance.
  • MS and PhD students from 16 Western states and territories pay in-state tuition.
Learn about tuition and funding support
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Career support

DEOHS’s dedicated internship and career services manager provides DEOHS graduate students with:

  • Personalized, one-on-one career advising for current students and recent graduates.
  • Help with finding internships and jobs.
  • Career development workshops.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Employer information sessions with representatives from industry, consulting, government agencies and advocacy organizations.
  • Access to a LinkedIn networking group, internal internship boards and public health job sites.
Learn about career services