The Ph.D. in environmental health epidemiology specialization focuses on the cause and spread of disease in both humans and animals. This research-based program provides students with a comprehensive background in theoretical and quantitative epidemiology as well as expert guidance and resources for their chosen project.
Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences is home to one of the largest environmental health programs in the nation, and the only one that incorporates radiological health into its core curriculum. Students and researchers in environmental health investigate how natural and built environments affect human and animal health and seek solutions to minimize negative health consequences of environmental and workplace exposures. Radiological health has a long tradition at CSU focused on the biological effects of radiation, including laboratory studies of the damaging effects of radiation, and clinical uses of radiation in diagnostic imaging and cancer therapy.
Gain training to work around the world helping to prevent and control disease
Study the natural history of disease
Evaluate progressive preventative and therapeutic measures of health care delivery
Learn to develop public policy
Students can participate in research opportunities in selected areas of environmental and radiological health sciences to independently study, or investigate, a specific topic or topics under the guidance of a faculty member with expertise in that area.
Application Information and Deadlines
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Personal statement, including a description of your interest in this specific program; career or professional goals; any relevant experience in epidemiology, public health, or more broadly in science; and a summary of your analytic / quantitative abilities. Applicants can also use the personal statement to address any deficiencies in the application (e.g., low GPA, low grades in some courses, etc.).
Applicants must also provide at least two of the following as evidence of analytic/quantitative abilities:
- Transcripts demonstrating academic success (generally grades of B or better) in health, public health, natural sciences, or other fields with a substantial quantitative component (e.g., mathematics, statistics, engineering).
- Written product from a professional experience demonstrating analytic/quantitative skill.
- Letter(s) of recommendation that provide specific examples of applicant’s analytic/quantitative abilities.
- Graduate Record Exam scores within the last three years.
Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible if interested in financial support.
To apply, complete the Online Graduate Application via the Graduate School.
|December 1||Priority Consideration Deadline|
|February 1||Standard Consideration Deadline|
|May 1||Fall Application Deadline (for International Applicants)|
|July 1||Fall Application Deadline (for Domestic Applicants)|
|September 1||Spring Application Deadline (for International Applicants)|
|November 1||Spring Application Deadline (for Domestic Applicants)|
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