Certificate Program in Environmental Health Sciences
The Certificate Program in Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) is a full-time training program offered by the Office of Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS). Students enrolling in BGS doctoral programs have the option of applying to certificate programs and are expected to complete the certificate program and doctoral program requirements concurrently.
Students apply for admission to a certificate program at the time of their doctoral application. Applicants to the certificate program should devote 1-2 paragraphs of their personal statement to explaining their interest in receiving this additional training.
Students accepted to Biomedical Graduate Studies’ PhD programs receive a fully funded fellowship—including tuition, fees, health insurance, and a competitive stipend—regardless of financial need. The training and research base for the EHS Certificate Program is the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) which is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
In general, students accepted into Biomedical Graduate Studies are awarded financial support for the anticipated five to six years required to attain the doctoral degree. The stipend for the 2010-2011 academic year will be $29,000.