MSPH in Environmental Health and Epidemiology

Looking for a research career in environmental or occupational epidemiology? You’ve come to the right place.

Rollins' MSPH dual degree program in environmental health and epidemiology provides a strong foundation in analytical epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental and occupational health. 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. Once you've finished your degree program, you'll be armed with a dual degree, practical experience in the field, and research experience.

Skills

Learn principles of exposure assessment, environmental and occupational health policy, and toxicology. Conduct original, publishable research that applies analytic epidemiologic methods to an environmental/occupational health question.

Jobs

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

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Admissions

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.

Admission Requirements

  • College transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • SOPHAS application
  • 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.

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Department Requirements

Degree Coursework Req GPA GRE Scores
MPH/MSPH - At least one semester of college-level biology and chemistry required.
- Statistics, calculus, and organic chemistry also preferred
3.5 or higher Your GRE scores are waived if you have a PhD from a U.S. institution.


MSPH Degree Requirements

48 credit hours: Includes 4 credits of thesis or capstone, 14 credits core coursework 31 required program credits, 3 or more electives.

Students must also complete a 200-400 hour practicum and a thesis.

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


Culminating Experiences

Capstone Projects

The EH department offers several related courses and credits to help guide students through the culminating experience process, including EH 596-Research Design in Environmental Health, EH 599R- Thesis credits, and EH 594-Capstone Seminar: Skills for Environmental Health Professionals.