Environmental Health Sciences - Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences educates and trains students through a diverse curriculum to become effective environmental public health professionals who analyze and develop ways prevent, mitigate and control environmental impacts on human health.

Graduates are prepared to work as environmental health practitioners at various organizations and agencies, including governmental agencies at local, state, and federal levels; health departments; hospitals; industries; and consulting firms.


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Receive individualized attention from multiple advisors

Our MPH students are a part of a small and engaged cohort of learners. Each have faculty, academic and career advisors to guide them along their graduate education and career aspirations in public health.

Learn through a diverse curriculum

The MPH curriculum connects you to the diverse ways public health practice is important in all facets of the environment. From climate change and epigenetics to epidemiology and risk assessment, an Ohio State education allows you to pursue your passions.

Put your education to the test

Environmental Health Sciences at Ohio State is highly collaborative across the university and in the community. This creates numerous opportunities for students to connect what they learn to real-life public health practice.

Degree requirements

Minimum credit hours: 45   
Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree; 3.0 GPA (minimum); college math, organic chemistry and biology courses 
Program start: Autumn semester

Deadlines to apply

Dec. 1

priority deadline

Feb. 1

GTA/GRA consideration

May 15

regular deadline



Education leading to certification

Students who graduate with Ohio State’s MPH meet the educational requirements to become a registered environmental health specialist in Ohio.* The credential certifies you knowledge and skills of environmental health issues, emergency response and community education.

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Ready to apply?

Review our application preparation recommendations prior to applying to the Master of Public Health. You will submit your application through SOPHAS, and a supplemental Ohio State application. Priority deadline to apply is February 1 for graduate assistantship consideration.

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