The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees with many interdisciplinary fields of study.

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Potential undergraduate students of public health gather to learn about programs available at the Gillings School.

Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences (BSPH) is for students who want a basic understanding in the fundamental sciences with an emphasis on the relationship between public health and environmental sciences and engineering. It also teaches students to identify major issues in environmental sciences and engineering and understand significant regulatory components that have shaped environmental policy. Students will also learn written and oral communication skills related to environmental sciences and engineering issues within a public health context.

Master of Public Health (MPH)

The redesigned UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program is for people who are passionate about solving urgent local and global public health problems. With a legacy of outstanding education, cutting edge research and globally-recognized leadership, the UNC Gillings School is creating the next generation of public health leaders through our integrated training program and 21st century curriculum. The Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Engineering hosts the Environmental Health Solutions , Global Health and Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights concentrations.

A crowd of students heads out from the Gillings School.
A student in the environmental sciences and engineering department puts on gloves before starting an experiment.

Master of Science (MS)

The Master of Science (MS) prepares students who are interested in advanced education or careers in research, practice or management in the field of environmental sciences and engineering.

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSEE)

The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSEE) is a one- or two-year program that gives students the vital skills and training in air quality and sustainable water resources needed to solve today’s environmental engineering and public health problems.

Will Vizuete, PhD, works with specialized equipment in his environmental sciences and engineering lab.
Two students demonstrate proper safety procedures while conducting an experiment in a lab at the Gillings School.

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) prepares students for careers in practice, advanced education, research or management in public health, with an emphasis in environmental sciences and engineering.

Dual Master's

The dual master’s programs are intended for incoming students with a prior background in health-related areas who are interested in combining environmental health with community, urban or regional planning.

Practicum Day fills Armfield Atrium with posters sharing original research.
Classmates from the health behavior department brainstorm project ideas in Armfield Atrium.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a terminal degree intended for students with a strong background in the sciences or engineering who are interested in careers in basic and applied research, education, advanced practice, and management in the field of environmental sciences and engineering.