MSES-EH Brochure

Master of Science in Environmental Sciences

Major in Environmental Health (MSES-EH)

The Master of Science in Environmental Sciences— major Environmental Health; is part of an Interfaculty Graduate Environmental Sciences Program (IGESP). The IGESP is a collaborative program involving the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.

About this program

The aim of the MSES-EH program is to provide graduates with an understanding of the dynamic interaction between human health, environment, and development. It also focuses on providing skills to identify environmental indicators, assess and monitor environmental health risks, interpret environmental health regulations and standards, and implement, monitor, and sustain intervention strategies at the local and national levels.

Admission requirements​

The GPHP is open to students from all undergraduate backgrounds.
All applicants for admission to FHS graduate programs should have maintained a good academic record in their university education (undergraduate and/or graduate). The applicant is expected to demonstrate proficiency in English by achieving the required minimum score on either the University English Entrance Exam ​(EEE), TOEFL, or IELTS examination.

No GRE is required.


For more information on admission requirements, visit the AUB online catalogue for graduate students.

Program competencies

  • ​Identify public health core functions, principles, values and the role of its four disciplines in addressing contemporary population

  •  Explain the role of socioeconomic, political, and cultural factors in shaping environmental health issues in local, national, and global contexts

  • Describe interlinkages between health, environment and sustainable development

  • Apply environmental exposure assessment methods

  • Examine the associations between environmental exposures and health outcomes

  • Analyze strategies to prevent, control, and manage environmental health risks

  • Integrate theoretical knowledge and research skills to generate scientific evidence that informs environmental policy and impacts decision making

  • Discuss ethical aspects arising in research and practice in the environmental health field

  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills required for knowledge translation and dissemination

  • Recognize the regulatory and legal frameworks governing environmental health-related issues in Lebanon and internationally​

​Time Fr​ame​

  • Students on a full time basis can graduate in two to three years. 

  • Students enrolled on a part time basis are allowed up to four years to graduate.

​Fields of Work

Positions in this field would entail conducting research and environmental assessment studies, development of environmental standards and procedures, development of environmental management plans and strategies, and community awareness and outreach, among others.

Graduates of the MSES-EH program may assume careers in:

  • Governmental, nongovernmental, and international organizations

  • Private consultancy firms and universities.


Mas​ter of Science in Environmental Sciences​​

Contact us

Dr. May Massoud

Director of Interfaculty Graduate Environmental Sci​ences Program​​​

​Tel: 00961 1 374374 


Fax: 00961 1 744470​