Area of Emphasis: Global Health & Environment (GHE)

The Global Health and Environment program is a unique, interdisciplinary, campus-wide program based in the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. 

The objective of the program is to help people in developing countries achieve health, reach a reasonable level of well-being, and stabilize populations, while at the same time protecting the local, community, and global environments, are among the most compelling and complicated challenges facing the world community. 

 Students can look forward to gaining valuable skills. Among the most critical are:

  • an understanding of the sources, pathways, exposures, health impacts, and control measures for environmental pollutants and environmentally mediated infectious and parasitic diseases at the household, community, regional, and global levels;
  • an appreciation of the statistical and epidemiological techniques used to establish causal links between environmental contaminants and ill-health;
  • an ability to link environmental and health outcomes with population and economic development issues;
  • the capability to forge concise, analytically robust, and practical policy recommendations

Students will receive a master of science degree in Environmental Health Sciences through the GHE Program.

The objective of the program is to help people in developing countries achieve health, reach a reasonable level of well-being, and stabilize populations