Division of Environmental Medicine Education
Training the next generation of scientists to solve complex problems in environmental health sciences is essential to keeping our communities safe. In the Division of Environmental Medicine at NYU Langone, our graduate programs cover a range of specialties and prepare students to excel as investigators and professionals.
We also welcome postdoctoral researchers in our laboratories. Postdocs who would like to find out more about open positions can email the faculty researcher they are interested in working with.
Graduate Training in Environmental Health Sciences
Our PhD and MS programs in environmental health sciences train students in the latest tools and methodologies through comprehensive didactics and hands-on research in our faculty laboratories. These programs are offered through NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Environmental health sciences research concentrations include exposure assessment and health effects, molecular toxicology and carcinogenesis, and systemic toxicology. Students who choose the systemic toxicology concentration can specialize in inhalation toxicology or aquatic toxicology.
Graduate Training in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Our faculty also teach students enrolled in PhD training programs in biostatistics and epidemiology. These programs are offered through the Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and emphasize interdisciplinary research.
Graduate Training in Ergonomics and Biomechanics
We also administer the PhD program in ergonomics and biomechanics offered through NYU Langone Occupational and Industrial Orthopedic Center. This innovative program is the only accredited degree program that combines the fields of ergonomics and biomechanics.
Financial Support for Graduate Students
All full-time PhD students and most MS students engaged in laboratory research programs receive graduate assistant stipends plus full tuition and fees. In the 2022–23 academic year, stipends were $40,000 for PhD students and $18,000 for MS students.
How to Apply
Applicants to the MS or PhD programs in environmental health sciences or to the PhD program in ergonomics and biomechanics must complete the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science online application.
Applicants to the PhD training programs in biostatistics or epidemiology must follow Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences admissions guidelines.
All applications require the following documents:
- official academic transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions
- three letters of recommendation
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (optional for 2022–23 applicants)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (international students only)
The annual deadline for applications to environmental health sciences PhD programs is December 18. Admissions decisions are conveyed by April 15 of the following year.
The annual deadline for applications to the MS program in environmental health sciences is March 31.
Accepted PhD and MS students matriculate in September.
For more information about our training programs, please contact Cynthia Jose, graduate coordinator, at 646-745-9462 or firstname.lastname@example.org.