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Environmental Health and Engineering

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

All applicants are expected to submit a completed application and supporting documentation as required by the School’s Office of Admissions. Applicants to our master’s programs must have at least a baccalaureate degree in a relevant field.

The Department’s admission requirements include:

  1. Completed Application
  2. GRE scores (MCAT acceptable, but not preferred). A waiver may be requested if the applicant has:
    1. A graduate degree (master’s or doctoral degree), OR
    2. Successfully completed the Certificate in Environmental and Occupational Health and earned at least a "B" in all courses taken for the Certificate.
  3. Minimum undergraduate Grade Point Average of 3.0 recommended. Background coursework must include:
    1. Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Calculus
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. Transcripts from each academic institution beyond high school
  6. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for applicants from countries where the English language is not the primary language. Minimum acceptable score is 100 on the Internet version or 600 on the paper-based version.

What is the application deadline?

Part-time/Online MSPH in OEH – There are 2 admissions periods, Term 1 (Fall) and Term 3 (Spring). Applications for Term 1 are requested by July 1; Applications for Term 3 are requested by December 1. Admissions decisions are made as applications are received.

How long does it take to complete the program?

Full-time program requires 16 months (six academic terms and one summer session) to complete. Part-time/Online students can complete the MSPH in OEH in two-and-a-half to four years, depending on previous experience and individual circumstances.

What are the requirements for graduation?

In addition to coursework, this Program includes a three-month internship, which can be employment-based. The internship is designed to provide a professional experience tailored to the needs and interests of each student. Students must submit a final paper that serves as a culmination of the entire educational experience. Results from the internship project and an overall review of the educational experience are also presented in a seminar for an audience of faculty and students.

Who can I contact for more details about the MSPH in OEH Program?

Program Director
Program Director
Peter S.J. Lees, PhD, CIH

Part-time/Online Admission Inquires
Carla Reinhard, MHS
Academic Program Administrator, MSPH in OEH
410-502-0742 or

Who can I contact for more information on academic opportunities within the Department?

Katie Phipps
Academic Program Administrator