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A cross-divisional department spanning

Department of

Environmental Health and Engineering

We use fundamental science to protect the health of the environment and its inhabitants.


What We Do

Our unique cross-divisional department combines the strengths of the Whiting School of Engineering and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Our graduates are prepared to be successful public health and engineering professionals in private and governmental organizations and attend the best graduate and PhD programs.


Our Programs

We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in environmental engineering, as well as a range of master's and doctoral degrees in public health.

Undergraduate Programs

Our Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering prepares students to succeed in the private sector, governmental organizations, and top-tier graduate programs.

Graduate Programs

We offer a range of interdisciplinary graduate programs at the intersection of public health and engineering. 

Non-Degree Programs

Our department offers certificates and other programs to foster professional growth.

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Yinka Bode-George, MHS '17

" most crucial gain from this graduate experience was the opportunity to construct a public health lens framed around undoing drivers of environmental health inequities."

Learn more about Yinka's MHS experience

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Junyao Gu, MS-GEE ’19

"I really love interdisciplinary research, so knowing students can benefit from both the Whiting School of Engineering and the Bloomberg School of Public Health made me so excited to attend."

Learn more about Junyao's GEE experience

Faculty Spotlight

Natalie Exum, MS, PhD '16

is an environmental health scientist bridging the gap between public health and sanitary engineering to understand how environmental infectious pathogens are transmitted to humans.



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In his lab, Carsten Prasse studies contaminants in the urban water cycle and how they impact environmental and human health.

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