MSPH in Environmental Health and Epidemiology

The Environmental Health and Epidemiology (EH-EPI) master of science in public health (MSPH) dual degree program provides students with a professional research degree focusing on analytical and quantitative epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental and occupational health. The EH-EPI MSPH program prepares students to be at the cutting edge of researching pressing environmental and epidemiological health concerns, as they are required to take the most quantitative epidemiology and biostatistics course sequences at Rollins. Students in this program are dedicated to becoming epidemiologists working with an environmental health perspective. Many students choose to also complete a certificate program along with their MSPH. This program is jointly offered by the Department of Environmental Health and the Department of Epidemiology and is administered by the Department of Environmental Health. 



Critical Skills Gained

  • Exposure Assessment
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Toxicology
  • Epidemiologic Analysis
  • Epidemiologic Modeling
  • SAS Programming

Job Opportunities

  • Epidemiologic Research
  • Federal Environmental Health Agencies
  • Industry
  • Consulting Firms
  • Non-Profits
  • Universities


The full-time program is designed to take two years to complete; part-time can take up to five years, depending on the number of credits taken each semester. The Department of Environmental Health also requires that all students complete both a college-level biology and chemistry course prior to matriculation. For more information on these course requirements, GRE requirements or financial assistance, please visit our FAQ page.

Admission Requirements

  • SOPHAS Application
  • College Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE Test Scores
  • Resume

Department Requirements

Degree Coursework Requirements GPA GRE Scores
  • At least one semester of college-level biology and chemistry required
  • Statistics, calculus, and organic chemistry also preferred
  • See FAQs for details about these requirements 
Successful applicants typically have 3.5 GPA or higher Your GRE scores are waived if you have a PhD from a U.S. institution

MSPH Degree Requirements

  • 48 Credit Hours, which includes - 
    • 4 Credits of Thesis 
    • 14 Credits of Core Coursework
    • 31 Required Program Credits
    • 3 Credits or more of Electives
  • 200-400 hour Applied Practice Experience

Practicum Program

All Rollins MPH and MSPH students are required to complete 200-400 hours of practical experience through a practicum. This requirement ensures that all students gain the opportunity to apply knowledge and research findings to public health settings. Learn more