Prepare to become an environmental health scientist or professor by enrolling in our doctoral program that emphasizes scientific competence, research skills and professional development.
Explore new and exciting public health challenges addressing environmental issues such as climate change, forever chemicals, nanomaterials and environmental justice. Defend a dissertation that represents significant research in an area of advanced study. The specific curriculum for the doctoral degree varies with the discipline.
Work That Matters
Research in areas of environmental microbiology, toxicology, environmental nanomaterials, sustainable agriculture and more.
Benefit from a fellowship program and health insurance for qualifying students. Join active graduate student group activities.
Work in facilities like the Center of Excellence for Oceans and Human Health and Climate Change Interactions.
Students and graduates receive numerous awards and exciting fellowships at the national and international levels.
What You’ll Study
Participate in research that engages people and communities faced with major environmental problems. Faculty members understand how to engage the public in a collaborative manner to improve the quality of the environment and, in turn, enhance public health and well-being. Enjoy flexible course offerings and a family-like atmosphere.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential
Delivering a message or presentation to an audience effectively and persuasively
Introducing new ideas, methods or products to improve performance or achieve a specific goal
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Environmental Health Scientist
- Research Scientist
Job Titles of Alumni
- Clinical Laboratory Technical Supervisor
- Environmental Analyst
- Laboratory Manager
- Marine Habitat Restoration Specialist
- Senior Research Scientist
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $91,423
- Private Industry
Employers of Alumni
- National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- Nephron Pharmaceuticals
- University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science