Applications should be submitted through the Schools of Public Health Application Service, (SOPHAS), at www.SOPHAS.org. The 2017-2018 application cycle opens in SOPHAS in September and all application documents must be submitted via SOPHAS. Remember to designate the University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, as one of your school choices along with your desired program. The University of Maryland School of Public Health Code in SOPHAS is 0485. SOPHAS will verify, and if complete the information reported will be sent electronically to the University of Maryland Graduate School. The verification process can take 4-6 weeks to complete. We do not accept materials outside of the SOPHAS process. The University of Maryland Graduate School requires a Supplemental Application and a Supplemental Application Fee of $75 for each program. Once that is paid the materials will be made available to the admissions committee of our department in the School of Public Health. For more information, please see http://sph.umd.edu/content/graduate-admissions.
Completed applications for admission to the MPH program with a concentration in MPH in Environmental Health Sciences must be received by 12/15/17 (best consideration) and 04/15/18 (final consideration) for consideration for fall admission.
Applications for the PhD program in Toxicology and Environmental Health must be received by 11/15/17 (best consideration) and 02/15/18 (final consideration) for consideration for fall admission. We only accept applications for fall admissions.
International students are advised to apply during 2017 for Fall 2018 admission.
TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for some international students; see the Graduate School web site for further details and minimum requirements for admission.
MPH applications are reviewed with consideration to the following criteria:
Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA; outstanding performance in quantitative-oriented courses.
Official GRE scores taken within the past 5 years (GRE scores are required and should be requested directly from ETS for electronic transmission to SOPHAS. The school code is 0485). Students with an existing graduate degree should contact the department to discuss GRE requirements.
Three letters of recommendation that address your academic capabilities.
Your statement of purpose should address each of the following questions: 1) describe your specific interest in Environmental Health Sciences; 2) what previous experiences have influenced your decision to pursue a degree in Environmental Health Sciences; and 3) how do you believe UMD’s program will help you reach your career goals.
Relevant academic/work experience, including previous coursework in public health, climate change, environmental science, environmental justice, chemistry and statistical methods.
Ph.D. applications are reviewed with consideration to the following criteria:
Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA; outstanding performance in relevant courses.
Completion of a relevant Master's degree, though exceptional applicants without a Master's may be considered.
Official GRE scores may be waived for students with previous advanced degrees, please contact the department to discuss GRE requirements.
Three letters of recommendation that address academic capabilities.
The statement of purpose should address each of the following questions: 1) describe your specific areas of interest within environmental health; 2) which primary faculty members in the Maryland Institute of Applied Environmental health do you think most closely share your areas of interest; 3) what previous experiences have influenced your decision to pursue a degree in environmental health; 4) how do you believe UMD’s program will help you reach your career goals; and 5) how do you see yourself using this degree in the five years following graduation?
Relevant academic/work experience, including previous coursework in human biology or physiology, demonstration of proficiency in environmental health, statistical methods and statistical software, and research presentation or publication experience.
Applicants are strongly recommended to communicate with our faculty in their area(s) of interest before applying.
If you have any questions or concerns about applying, please initially contact: