Curriculum Update: We are making changes to our Master of Environmental Management (MEM) curriculum that will impact students matriculating in Fall 2023 and beyond. For details, please visit the new MEM curriculum FAQ page.


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I love the fact that the EEH curriculum is heavily science-focused, but taught in a way that integrates aspects of policy, regulations, and communication. I am incredibly appreciative of faculty. I have found so many of them to be not only extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they are doing, but also approachable and available."

–BEV DESOUZA, MEM'20

Our Vision

Our program provides students with a strong scientific basis to understand the complex linkages among environmental processes, chemical stressors, and ecological and human health. Students enjoy a small class size and low student-faculty ratio as they gain the knowledge and skills to apply risk assessment frameworks and address pollution-related ecological and human health problems.

We strive to give students:

  • A solid foundation in the scientific principles underlying pollutant fate and transport, environmental exposures, and impacts on human and ecological health
  • The knowledge and skills to understand the concepts and methodologies used in the fields of toxicology, environmental chemistry, risk assessment and ecology
  • Training in state-of-the-art approaches for evaluating environmental contamination, and for making management decisions using quantitative tools and approaches
  • Oral and written skills to communicate scientific studies and management outcomes to a wide audience, especially at the interface of science, policy and the public