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.
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 Learning Outcomes
To apply the ecosystem approach to the association between the environment and human health
To identify the elements of an ecosystem.
To apply different scientific methods to identify environmental stressors.
To evaluate the potential hazard of environmental stressors to human health and well-being in the working, residential and community environments.
To describe the impact of social, behavioral and economical influences on health and the interaction of these influences with environmental hazards.
To suggest and evaluate mitigation and control measures.
To understand the basic principles used to manage risks associated with exposures to environmental hazards.
To effectively communicate environmental health risks and prevention strategies to potential affected communities.
To appreciate the multi-disciplinary and participatory approach to the understanding and mitigation of environmental health problems.
To recognize the impact of national and international policies, standards, and regulations on environmental health
To recognize the process by which policies are developed to regulate environmental hazards.
To identify current regulatory problems and legislative authorities directed at managing environmental health issues.
To analyze risk management decisions, demonstrating knowledge of the scientific components of risk assessment and areas of uncertainty.
To conduct research and to address current environmental issues of public health concerns
To critically read and describe the hypothesis, experimental design, methods and results presented in a paper from a journal article in the field of environmental and occupational health.
To demonstrate the ability to locate and comprehend literature in the different disciplines of environmental and occupational health.
To investigate and analyze environmental factors that influence health in susceptible populations.
To organize data and information, prepare technical reports, and give oral presentations on recognition, evaluation, management and control of environmental health hazards.
To appreciate the principles of risk perception and risk communication and the biases of different interest groups.
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.
Master of Science in Environmental Sciences