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Environmental Health Sciences

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 600 on the paper-based version, 250 on the computerized version and 100 on the Internet 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?

Courtney Mish, MA
Academic Programs Manager