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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Risk Assessment

In the health and environment fields, policy decisions are increasingly based on quantitative assessments of the potential health impact of alternative policies. The methods used in these analyses are often grouped under the term risk assessment, and are derived from the disciplines of biostatistics, epidemiology, and toxicology. All applicants must have a bachelor's degree in a related field, and strong quantitative skills including undergraduate mathematics through at least one semester of calculus.

In addition, applicants must have graduate courses or demonstrated proficiency in either: a) epidemiology and biostatistics; or b) industrial hygiene exposure assessment, or environmental monitoring for human health hazard assessment.

Please see the UMass Lowell On-line Academic Catalog for general information about graduate certificates.