Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Health.
Application Opens: August 17, 2023
Priority Deadline*: November 1, 2023
Final Deadline: December 1, 2023
*Applications must be submitted and verified by SOPHAS by December 1. We encourage applicants to apply by November 1, 2023 in order to meet the December 1 final deadline.
You can find more information about the SOPHAS verification process here.
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
A GRE score is not required for application to BU School of Public Health and will not be considered if submitted.
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
- 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