MPH in Environmental Health

Students interested in studying the complex relationships between environmental factors and human health will find a fit in the MPH program 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.


Graduates of the MPH program are well positioned for environmental health positions as part of research teams in government, industry, or academia.

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Admission Requirements

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
  • Resume
  • 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.

Detailed information about each of these admission requirements can be found in Admissions.

Frequently Asked Questions


Department Requirements

DegreeCoursework ReqGRE 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  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.

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