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
All environmental health applicants are required to complete both college-level biology and chemistry prior to matriculation.
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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.
Applied Practice Experience
All Rollins MPH and MSPH students are required to complete a 200-400 hour The Applied Practice Experience (APE) is a unique opportunity for graduate students to integrate and apply practical skills and training learned through coursework in a professional public health work environment. In most cases, students can use a part-time work position, graduate assistantship or internship to meet the Applied Practice Experience requirement. The Applied Practice Experience is a significant educational experience that requires a minimum of 200 clock hours in a public health agency, institution, or community under the supervision of a Field Supervisor and the guidance of the student's department and/or the Office of Career Development.
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)