Students interested in studying the complex relationships between environmental factors and human health will find a fit in the MPH program in environmental health.
MPH in Environmental Health
Our program draws upon diverse, yet integrated, academic, research, and service resources in order to provide a unique and interdisciplinary approach to environmental science and health. Students also receive training in mechanisms of toxicity, exposure science, epidemiology and biostatistics, disease ecology and global change, and environmental health policy.
In addition to the SOPHAS application, all applicants will need to submit the following materials when applying to Rollins.
- College transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- GRE test scores
- 1,500-word personal statement tailored to the student’s prospective department
All environmental health applicants are required to complete both college-level biology and chemistry prior to matriculation.
|Degree||Coursework Req||GRE Scores|
|MPH/MSPH||- At least one semester of college-level biology and chemistry required.
- Statistics, calculus, and organic chemistry also preferred
- See FAQs for detials about these requirements
|Your GRE scores are waived if you have a PhD from a U.S. institution.|
MPH Degree Requirements
42 credit hours: Includes 4 credits of thesis or capstone, 14 credits core coursework 18-20 required program credits, 10 or more electives.
Students must also complete a 200-400 hour practicum and a thesis.
All Rollins MPH and MSPH students are required to complete a 200-400 hour practicum. This practical experience is designed to enhance the student’s understanding and application of knowledge and research findings to public health settings by providing an opportunity to gain practical experience. Public health work environments include nonprofit organizations, hospitals, local health departments, and for-profit firms.
Capstone projects allow students to explore a topic of interest in depth—possibly expanding a course project or practicum experience into new dimensions—to increase practical skills and experience, sharpen presentation skills, gain peer feedback, and increase career development.
Examples of capstone projects by EH students:
Environmental Justice Tools Analysis: Which Metropolitan Atlanta County Faces the Largest Disparity Distribution of Environmental Burdens by Income, Poverty and Race/Ethnicity?; Wellington
Examples of thesis titles by EH students:
Environmental, Behavioral, and Clinical Characteristics Associated with Cryptosporidium Infection among Children Less than Five Years Old with Moderate-to-Severe Diarrhea in Rural Western Kenya; Delahoy, Miranda (2013)