Master of Science in Environmental Health Data Analytics

Harness the power of data analytics to protect the environment and improve public health.

Our environment is intrinsic to our health.

In fact, environmental exposures are among the leading contributors to health problems globally. But, what should we do about these exposures? How do we prioritize clean-up or protective legislation? How do we make decisions when the science is uncertain? To answer these challenging questions, you need a strong foundation in environmental health sciences and in the analytical approaches used to inform environmental policy decisions, working on real problems and designing meaningful solutions. With this combination of skills, you can work across traditional disciplines and position yourself as an agent of change.

How it works

Our MS in Environmental Health Data Analytics will give you the tools you need to investigate environmental health problems and propose solutions based on data analyses. In this influential program, you will:

  • Gain foundational knowledge of the environmental health sciences.
  • Develop skills in environmental health analytical methodology.
  • Utilize analytical approaches that inform environmental policy decisions.
  • Communicate the conclusions of data analyses to environmental health decision-makers.

Move forward

Did you know that burning solid fuels in homes is the second highest contributor to global disease among women? That coal-fired power plants in the United States contribute to tens of thousands of deaths per year? That poor water quality is responsible for more than 800,000 deaths per year? With a background in environmental health data analytics, you can generate such critical statistics, raise awareness of key problems, inform cost-effective solutions, and ultimately improve public health.
The MS in Environmental Health Data Analytics prepares you for further study or careers in which the effects of environmental exposures are investigated and managed, including positions in:
  • Academia
  • Industry
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations and NGOs

Current Students

Learn More About Me:

Jennifer Rooney

Paige Brochu

At a glance

Full-time Schedule:

Complete your degree within 12 months.


  • Methods in Environmental Health Sciences
  • Introduction to Statistical Computing or Introduction to R
  • Risk Assessment Methods
  • Analytical Methods and Management Strategies for Public Health Decision Making


  • Geographical Information Systems in Public Health
  • Intermediate Statistical Computing and Applied Regression Analysis
  • Environmental Data and Exposure Modeling
  • Case Studies in Environmental Decision Making


  • Capstone in Environmental Health and Management

Part-time Schedule:

Part-time students take 1-2 courses per semester and complete the program in 24 months on average. Contact the Admissions Office at for more information.

Next steps

Let’s discuss admission eligibility, degree requirements, and application deadlines. Email us at or call us at 617-638-4640.

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Program Director:
Jennifer Schlezinger