Environmental Health Sciences (ENVH)

Graduate Degree Program
College: School of Public Health

abstract

The M.S. program in Environmental Health Sciences, within the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH), School of Public Health, provides advanced graduate-level training with a focus on research and mitigation of major public health concerns influenced by environmental issues. The M.S. in Environmental Health Sciences covers an essential core of knowledge in environmental health and exposures sciences, epidemiology and biostatistics and includes completion of practical research training, culminating in a Master's Thesis. Within the program, there is a significant public health focus on populations of high vulnerability or those underserved, including those experiencing environmental injustice due to poverty or race. See our website for more information.

Students in the Ph.D. program in Environmental Health Sciences master an essential core of knowledge in environmental health, epidemiology and biostatistics. Elective courses and rotations with faculty, in field studies and/or laboratories provide students key skills required to specialize within the broader area of environmental health and become independent researchers. There is a significant research focus on events or outcomes affecting populations of high vulnerability or those underserved; including those experiencing environmental injustice due to poverty or race. See our website for more information.

CONTACT

Rianna T. Murray, PhD, MPH
Assistant Clinical Professor 
 
Director of Graduate Studies
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
School of Public Health
2351 SPH Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Email: rmurray@umd.edu

Maurice Rocque 

Program Coordinator
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
School of Public Health
2234T SPH Building
4200 Valley Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.405.5509
Fax: 301.314.1012
Email: mrocque@umd.edu

Website: http://sph.umd.edu/department/miaeh

Courses: MIEH SPHL

The M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Environmental Health Sciences have a two-part application process. Applicants must submit the SOPHAS application (www.sophas.org), the centralized application service for schools and programs of public health and the UMD Supplemental application. Applications will not be reviewed until both the SOPHAS and UMD Supplemental applications are completed.

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • At least one undergraduate math course (M.S. applicants)
  • Transcripts from all previous coursework
  • English proficiency test score (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE) (international applicants)
  • Statement of purpose and objectives including career and educational goals, professional experience, and research areas of interest

PROGRAM SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

  • SOPHAS application (Step 1) & UMD Supplemental application  (Step 2)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • A master's degree in public health or a related field preferred (Ph.D. applicants)
  • Fit between applicant's goals and expectations and program degree competencies
  • Official GRE Test Scores submission is optional*. If you decide to submit your GRE scores, please have ETS send scores to SOPHAS (code 0485) and UMD (code 5814)
  • A writing sample is optional for M.S. applicants and required for Ph.D. applicants, such as a published manuscript, undergraduate or graduate thesis, research paper. If you submit a published manuscript and you are not the first author you should describe the contributions you made to the publication.
  • Applicants being considered for the program will be invited for a virtual interview via Zoom
    *The review committee will evaluate GRE scores if they are submitted. The lack of scores will not negatively  impact applications. If submitted, the program considers competitive scores to be 50th percentile or higher in each of the three parts.

    Note: Course work in environmental health or science, or public health/public policy, or biological/chemical sciences, or biochemistry, or biotechnology, or engineering, or geography/geology, or math, or biostatistics, or epidemiology, or medical sciences, or anthropology, preferred.

For detailed instructions on how to submit your application, please visit the School of Public Health Website: (https://sph.umd.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-application-process

Applicants with foreign credentials:

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Type of Applicant Fall Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents Ph.D. - November 11, 2022
M.S. - December 16, 2022 (priority) / April 7, 2023 (final)
International Applicants
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants Ph.D. - November 11, 2022
M.S. - December 16, 2022 (priority) / March 3, 2023 (final)

RESOURCES AND LINKS

Ph.D. Program Website: https://sph.umd.edu/academics/doctoral-degrees/phd-environmental-health-sciences
M.S. Program Website: https://sph.umd.edu/academics/masters-degrees/ms-environmental-health-sciences
Application Process: https://sph.umd.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-application-process
Admissions FAQ: https://sph.umd.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-application-faqs

 
Last Name First/Middle Name Graduate Faculty Status Academic Credentials Positions
Goldstein Rachel Elizabeth Full Member B.A., University of North Carolina, 2005; M.P.H., University of Maryland, 2010; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2013 Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Milton Donald Full Member B.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1976; MD, Johns Hopkins University, 1980; MOccH, Harvard University, 1985; DrPH, Harvard University, 1989. Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Payne-Sturges Devon Full Member B.S., University of Virginia, 1989; M.Engr., University of Virginia, 1990; M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University, 1997; Dr.P.H., Johns Hopkins University, 2002. Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Puett Robin Full Member B.A., Emory University, 1991; M.P.H., Emory University, 1997; Ph.D. (Epidemiology), University of South Carolina, 2004; Ph.D. (Environmental Health Sciences), University of South Carolina, 2004. Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Sapkota Amir Full Member Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2004 Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Sapkota Amy Rebecca Full Member B.S., University of Maryland-College Park, 1997; M.P.H., Yale University, 1999; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2005 Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Turner Paul C. Full Member B.S., University of Surrey, 1990; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 1995. Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Wilson Sacoby Full Member B.S., Alabama Agricultural University, 1998; M.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2000; Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2005 Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences