Our program is a unique, interdisciplinary, campus-wide program that seeks to support people in low- and middle-income countries achieve health and reach acceptable standards of well being, and to stabilize populations, while at the same time protecting the local and global environments.
This program takes two years (plus one summer) and requires 44 units in several departments across campus encompassing environmental health sciences, biostatistics and epidemiology, and elective courses drawn from a range of fields, including: international health, demography, maternal and child health, urbanization and healthy cities, nutrition and malnutrition, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, industrial hygiene and occupational health, and energy and resources. The program requires a minimum of 24 units of upper division and graduate courses. At least 12 of these units must be in graduate courses (200 level) taught by Berkeley Public Health’s Environmental Health Sciences faculty. Students should reference the Berkeley Compendium of EHS Expertise to supplement their required courses with electives. Additionally, no more than six units may be independent research units (PB HLTH 299). Students are required to complete an original research project, which may be pursued through fieldwork, secondary data analyses or systematic review.