Graduate Program

Graduate training in the METX Department prepares students to solve important problems in the field of environmental health by providing stimulating coursework, extensive scientific presentation training, and for the research-oriented Ph.D. and M.S. degrees, in-depth research that culminates in a thesis. There is no other program in the world that educates students to appreciate the interplay between microbes, chemical toxins, and health and provides the training students require to work effectively in a complex world. Graduate training in the METX department prepares students to become leaders in the field, following career paths in academia, teaching, industry, and government. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students typically finish in four to six years. The research-oriented Master of Science (M.S.) students typically finish in two years, while the coursework/capstone M.S. students can finish in one year.