Our program is an interdisciplinary campus-wide program that provides an opportunity to study and develop solutions to the most urgent and complex global environmental changes that are affecting the health of populations around the world.
This transdisciplinary program emphasizes the analytical and practical skills necessary to protect the local, regional and global environment, while achieving sustainable development. Students develop skills in epidemiology, global environmental health, biostatistics and risk analysis in a global context. Students learn to apply their knowledge to address some of the most pressing and complicated environmental health challenges facing the global community.
This two-year program requires 48 units of graduate-level coursework. The curriculum emphasizes a sophisticated understanding of the sources, pathways, exposures, health impacts and control measures for environmental exposures—including pesticides, air pollution, vector-borne diseases, climate-forcing pollutants, waterborne infectious diseases and industrial contaminants—at the household, workplace, community, regional and global levels. Students should reference the Berkeley Compendium of EHS Expertise to supplement their required courses with electives. Students must also complete a full-time summer internship, as well as a capstone or thesis project demonstrating their ability to synthesize the core areas in global environmental health with application to environmental health problems encountered in the real world.