Degree Program

Preventive medicine starts with a healthy environment. Human activities and the change in global climate are affecting environmental health and sustainability, causing serious problems for public health.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Institute of Environmental Health (IEH) is working to develop scientific understanding that uncovers the links between public health and environmental systems. We bring together an exceptional team to:

  • Advance the understanding of contemporary ecosystems
  • Anticipate their evolution under climate change and increasing human stresses
  • Explore strategies to mitigate the impacts of environmental change on the public health
The EBS Division offers Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in both Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Environmental Science & Engineering. M.S. programs are available in thesis and non-thesis options.  

Degree Requirements

For specific degree requirements please refer to the appropriate degree category below.


Degree Concentrations

Institute of Environmental Health offers the following areas of research and study concentrations:


Typical Class Profile

Our graduate students are a diverse group from all over the U.S. and the world. They generally hold bachelor's or master's degrees in biological science, microbiology, chemistry, geoscience, computer science, engineering, or related disciplines. We specialize in mentoring students who are typically underrepresented in the sciences. For more information on IEH students and their research visit our student profiles page.