Columbia University

School of Public Health

Environmental Health Policy


630 West 169th Street

New York City, NY 10027

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Public health professionals operate at the boundary between science and policy. This is particularly true in the domain of environmental health. The human health risks posed by environmental exposures are complex, poorly understood, and hotly contested. Societies around the world need leaders who are fluent in both environmental health sciences and in policy analysis.

The Environmental Health Policy Certificate aims to produce such leaders. What differentiates this program from many other environmental policy masters programs is the strong focus in scientific research, in addition to policy training. This combination provides skills needed in environmental health science and policy at the local, national, and global levels.

This unique interdisciplinary perspective will help policy players to evaluate complex, dynamic, and sometimes uncertain bodies of knowledge, and will also aid researchers to carry out and communicate salient, credible research.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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