MS in Environmental Health Data Analytics

Application Requirements Quick Reference List


Fall 2017

The application will be closing on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Fall 2018

The application will open on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The priority deadline for the fall semester is Thursday, February 1, 2018.*

*Admissions recommends that all SPH candidates for the MPH and MS programs submit applications by the priority deadline in order to receive equal consideration for the available seats within each program as well as available scholarship funds.



Bachelor’s degree attainment or work in progress. A bachelor’s degree must be conferred before beginning classes at SPH. Applicants should hold a degree in a field related to environmental health (i.e., a focused undergraduate program in biology, chemistry, physics, public health), environmental science/studies, environmental policy, mathematics, or engineering.


College level introductory biostatics, human physiology and toxicology knowledge are required. These prerequisites can be fulfilled by college course work or by participation in short, no cost courses offered through BUSPH in August. The biostatistics short course is held on campus. The physiology and toxicology short courses are held online.


None required.

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GRE, GMAT or MCAT. Official valid test scores must have been taken within the last 5 years. Applicants may not waive this requirement.

Reporting Codes


Institution Code: 3101*
Department Code: Any


Reporting Code: P42-GS-99


Reporting Code: “SOPHAS”

In addition, international applicants must submit an English language proficiency exam. Applicants may submit the TOEFL or IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS exams are considered valid for two (2) years from the date the exam was administered.

Applicants must submit official transcripts for all registered coursework from each college or university attended. The SOPHAS Official Transcript Request Form must be included with each transcript. This documentation must be sent from the registrar or designated school records official directly to SOPHAS. Official transcripts will not be accepted from the applicant. Photocopies of official transcripts or unofficial records will not be accepted. International transcripts, including study abroad transcripts, may have additional requirements.

If you are currently in a degree program, you are required to submit a current official transcript of courses completed and work in progress. If you are accepted for admission, a final official transcript after degree conferral must be submitted directly to Boston University prior to matriculation.

SPH reserves the right to reevaluate your application for admission upon receipt of the final official transcript.

Three (3) letters of recommendation are required as evidence of academic skills and interests. The committee will be especially interested in references from former undergraduate or graduate school professors and former supervisors of environmental health- or research-related employment. SOPHAS provides an electronic submission process for all letters of recommendation.
Applicants must provide a personal statement demonstrating their preparedness, interest, and elementary understanding of the environmental health research field. This statement should include:

  • Reason for studying environmental health
  • Desired area of study within the department
  • The anticipated value of environmental health training at BU to the candidate’s personal career plans
  • Relevance of prior education and experience to pursuing this degree.

A current résumé or curriculum vitae is required. This document should be uploaded directly to your SOPHAS application.

Upon receipt of your application from SOPHAS, you will be provided with a link to complete our brief supplemental application. Though a credit card is required, there is no fee for this application.

Contact Information

Ryan Manganelli
Admissions Coordinator
Boston University School of Public Health
715 Albany Street, Talbot Building
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-638-5001