KNOXVILLE – TBR approved ETSU’s
proposal for a Doctor of Philosophy in
Environmental Health Sciences.
Dr. Phil Scheuerman, chair of Environmental Health at ETSU, said the Ph.D. program will be required in order for the university to establish its own free-standing College of Public Health.
“Our curriculum is designed to promote the environmental health sciences and identify, prevent and manage disease and injury,” Scheuerman said. “Graduates will receive training to conduct in-depth research at the university level and for positions within governmental, private and voluntary organizations.” The average time for completion of this program is five years, he added.
The program is set to begin following THEC approval.