PhD in Environmental Health Science
Application Requirements Quick Reference List
Applications are currently closed.
Applications will be made available through SOPHAS in August of 2015 with an expected deadline of December 1, 2015.
Bachelor’s degree attainment or work in progress. A bachelor’s degree must be conferred before beginning classes at SPH.
Though the PhD program will consider exceptional candidates with a bachelor’s degree, a graduate degree in a relevant field is highly encouraged.
Standardized Test Scores
GRE or MCAT. Official valid test scores must have been taken within the last 5 years. Applicants may not waive this requirement.
Institution Code: 3101*
Department Code: Any
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.
Academic Transcripts or WES ICAP Evaluation
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
Statement of Purpose and Objectives
Applicants are encouraged to comment on any or all of the following:
- reasons for pursuing a PhD in environmental health
- how the applicant’s experience and education have prepared them for doctoral study
- a description of general research interests
- reason for interest in SPH, which may include mention of specific faculty members and/or research projects
- long-term career goals
CV or Résumé
Dr. Michael McClean