Public Health: Master of Public Health--Environmental Health Sciences (MIEH)

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The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in Environmental Health Sciences. Environmental Health Science is a discipline that investigates biological, chemical, and physical factors that affect the health of human beings and their communities. Focusing on interrelationships between people and their environments, the discipline seeks to translate environmental health research into effective public health practice; promote human health and well-being; and foster safe and healthy environments. Environmental public health scientists address issues such as the control of epidemic diseases, food and water safety, treatment and disposal of liquid and airborne wastes, elimination of workplace stressors, and the role of environment in chronic illnesses. Environmental health sciences professionals also tackle the effects of long-range problems, including the effects of toxic chemicals and radioactive waste, acidic deposition, depletion of the ozone layer, and global warming on human health.

Admissions Information

To apply to the MPH program with a concentration in Environmental Health Sciences, applicants must complete the University of Maryland Graduate School application and provide additional information as described below under "Application Requirements". The Graduate School application and instructions can be found online at

Application Deadlines
Type of Applicant Fall Spring

Domestic Applicants; US Citizens and Permanent Residents

Deadline: May 1

International Applicants seeking admission under F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas, as well as those seeking admissions under A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.

Deadline: May 1

Application Requirements

Applications for the MPH program with concentration in Environmental Health Sciences are reviewed with consideration to the following criteria:

  1. Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  2. Undergraduate transcripts
  3. GRE scores taken within the past 5 years
  4. 3 letters of recommendation that address the applicant's academic capabilities and probability of success in graduate school
  5. Statement of goals and interests and their congruence with those of the program
  6. Relevant academic/work experience, including previous coursework in biology, chemistry, mammalian physiology, mathematics, statistical methods, and/or statistical software packages.

Applicants to the MPH program with concentration in Environmental Health Sciences should be sure to use the major code MIEH when selecting the program on the Graduate School Application.

Degree Requirements

Master of Public Health with concentration in Environmental Health Sciences (M.P.H.)

The MPH with a concentration in Environmental Health Sciences is a 42-credit professional degree. All MPH students with concentration in Environmental Health Sciences will complete 4 public health core courses, 6 courses in the environmental health sciences cognate area, two elective courses, an internship, and a capstone project or thesis.

Facilities and Special Resources

The proximity of the University of Maryland, College Park to the nation's capital offers prospective students unparalleled opportunities for internships and research experiences in public health, including placements at the National Institutes of Health, the CDC Washington Office, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's National Medical Center, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and many other national, state, and local health agencies. The diversity of cultural and socioeconomic groups, communities, industries, and health organizations provides a rich environment for learning, research, public policy analysis, and service.

Financial Assistance

Contact Information

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health 2234 School of Public Health Building (#255)
University of Maryland College Park
MD  20742
Telephone: 301-405-5509
Fax: 301-314-1012

Courses: MIEH

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