Environmental Engineering and Science - Environmental Health Physics


Degrees Offered


Environmental Health Physics (EHP) is designed to address broad environmental issues associated with anthropogenic and natural radioactivity. The objective of the curriculum is to provide students with knowledge and training needed to protect human health and the environment from ionizing radiation. Integral to this program is assessing risk associated with the radiation. Research areas include low-level radiation detection, analytical techniques to quantify stable elements utilizing radiation, nuclear forensics, environmental monitoring, radionuclide transport, radioactive waste management, and risk assessment.

Accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The educational objectives of the EHP are for its alumni to demonstrate the following within 3 to 5 years post graduation:

  • the ability to address contemporary problems in environmental health physics and/or environmental engineering science in industry, government and academia
  • the ability to do independent research, project leadership, or professional leadership


More information can be found in this graduate handbook.


Our Students

  • Have an ability to apply knowledge of environmental engineering science to the solution of environmental problems
  • Have an ability to apply knowledge of health physics to the solution of health physics problems
  • Have an ability to integrate knowledge of environmental engineering science and health physics to solve contemporary problems in environmental health physics


Required Documents


The School or Program offers a number of graduate assistantships to students each year based on merit. These are offered in the form of stipends and the additional benefit of tuition remission. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work a minimum of 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the School or Program.


Program Contact(s)

Program Coordinator(s)

  • Timothy De Vol
  • Office: 167 Rich Laboratory
  • Phone: (864) 656-1014
  • Email: