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M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Applied Data Science: Environmental Health and Technology Domain

The environmental health and technology domain will provide students with the knowledge needed to tackle environmental health challenges, teaching students how to use data to examine how the environment affects people and their health and to design effective policies to improve and protect public health. This domain is well suited to students from diverse backgrounds, including public health professionals, engineers, policy analysts, project managers, and health professionals.

The environmental health and technology domain provides a flexible curriculum with an emphasis on student mentoring and hands-on, practice-based learning. Students in this domain will:

  • Analyze data to solve key environmental health problems, including those related to emerging chemical hazards, global disaster, disaster management, climate change, air and water pollution, and sustainability.
  • Obtain expertise through full-time and part-time options in a rigorous curriculum that can be completed in one year for full-time students and two to three years for part-time students.
  • Meet environmental health professionals through seminars, networking opportunities, and capstone projects.


Our curriculum combines academic rigor with small classes in a supportive and engaging learning environment. Students can choose 4 classes focused on environmental health, including:


  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology Methods
  • Environmental Epidemiology

Global Health

  • Globalization and Health
  • Field Methods for Global Health
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene in Global Health
  • Biology of Water and Health

Measurements and Modeling

  • Remote Sensing
  • Fate and Transport of Chemicals in the Environment
  • Pollutant Measurement and Modeling
  • Advanced GIS

Risk and Policy Assessment

  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Corporate Management of Environmental Issues
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Climate Change
  • Energy Production

Research Design

  • Research Design I
  • Research Design II