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Faculty

Professor

Milton, Donald,

Associate Professor

Puett, Robin,

Sapkota, Amy,

Sapkota, Amir,

Turner, Paul,

Wilson, Sacoby,

Assistant Professor

Payne-Sturges, Devon, Full Member

Quiros Alcala, Lesliam,

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Environmental Health Sciences (ENVH)   

Program Title and Classification

Environmental Health Sciences

Graduate Degree Program

College: School of Public Health

Abstract

Students in the M.S. program in Environmental Health Sciences at the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) in the School of Public Health will complete an essential core of knowledge in environmental health, epidemiology and biostatistics, in addition to a laboratory rotation, an ethics course, and a seminar course. 

Students in the Ph.D. program in Environmental Health Sciences at MIAEH in the School of Public Health will master an essential core of knowledge in environmental and occupational health, epidemiology and biostatistics. Elective courses and rotations with faculty field studies and laboratories will offer students the knowledge and skills needed to specialize within the broader area of environmental health and become independent researchers. 

Admissions Information

Please visit: http://sph.umd.edu/content/graduate-admissions

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
Please visit the department website
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
Please visit the department website


Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://sph.umd.edu/department/miaeh

Degree Requirements

Master of Science (M.S.)

Total CreditsCore RequirementsSpecialization Options

Thesis or Non-thesis (scholarly paper) option: 31 credits required

Core courses:

MIEH 600: Foundations of Environmental Health (3 credits)

MIEH 720: Principles of Toxicology (3 credits) 

MIEH 740: Risk Assessment (3 credits) 

MIEH 771: Exposure Assessment of Environmental Hazards (3 credits)

EPIB 610: Epidemiology I (3 credits)

EPIB 650: Biostatistics I (3 credits)

Supporting Coursework: minimum of 7 credits

Non-thesis option: 

MIEH 789 Independent Study (scholarly paper) (3 credits)

Elective Course (3 credits)

Thesis option:

MIEH 799: Master's Thesis Research (6 credits)

 

The M.S. program in Environmental Health Sciences consists of a minimum of 31 credit hours of graduate courses. Graduate courses include (1) core courses within environmental health, epidemiology and biostatistics; (2) supporting courses in environmental health research, ethics, and public health; and (3) non-thesis project or thesis credits. Program requirements for a M.S. degree with the non-thesis project include successful completion of an oral defense of a written non-thesis project proposal, a minimum of 3 credits of independent study, a final written project, and a final oral non-thesis project defense. An additional 3 credit elective course is required to fulfill the total credit requirements for the non-thesis version of the degree. Program requirements for a M.S. degree with the thesis include successful completion of an oral defense of a written thesis research proposal, and a minimum of 6 credits of M.S. thesis research, written thesis, and a final oral thesis defense. The program can be completed on either a full- or part time basis. 

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Core Requirements

Doctoral students must complete a total of 46 credits, including 12 credits of MIEH 899: Doctoral Dissertation Research. 

 

The Ph.D. program in Environmental Health Sciences consists of a minimum of 46 credit hours of graduate courses depending on the incoming student’s previous coursework. In particular, students without an MPH degree will require additional coursework as required by the public health accrediting body (CEPH). Graduate courses include (1) core courses within environmental health, epidemiology and biostatistics; (2) supporting courses in environmental health research, ethics, public health, and grant writing; (3) specialized courses selected within the research foci; and (4) dissertation credits. Program requirements for a Ph.D. degree also include successful completion of a written and oral comprehensive exam, oral defense of a written dissertation research proposal, and a minimum of 12 credits of Ph.D. dissertation research, written dissertation, and a final dissertation defense. The program can be completed on either a full- or part time basis. It is anticipated that students will complete more than the minimum number of credits.

The curriculum for the Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D. program is designed to provide an essential core of knowledge in environmental and occupational health, together with elective courses that offer students the background needed to specialize within this broad area. 

 

Facilities and Special Resources

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

Contact Statement

Paul Turner, PhD 
Graduate Programs Director

mieh-grad@umd.edu
301-405-5509

School of Public Health
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
2351 SPH Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Website

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

Associated Information

Courses

MIEH

Keywords

Environmental Health, Occupational Health, Environmental Justice