Dr. Bryan Brooks, Director
The BS/MPH in Environmental Health Science joint program is a 5-year program of study. This joint degree program enables qualified students to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science (see undergraduate catalog) and a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Science in a minimum of five years of full-time study. All requirements for both the BS and MPH degrees must be met, and the degrees are awarded concurrently.
Undergraduate students in the BS in Environmental Health Science program can apply for the MPH joint program at the end of their junior year. Applicants must be BS in Environmental Health Science majors and have a GPA of 3.2 or higher in the major prior to applying for the program. The applicants must obtain approval of the undergraduate program and graduate program directors for the two degrees. Applicants are required to take the GRE before being admitted into the program and meet all requirements for entry into the Baylor Graduate School as an MPH student. The BS degree will be awarded with the MPH degree upon completion of all degree requirements. Students who decide to withdraw or who do not maintain a 3.2 will be allowed to finish the BS degree but will have admission to the graduate MPH degree program cancelled, and any graduate work completed will appear on the undergraduate transcript and will count on the bachelor’s degree. These students will not be allowed to re-enter the joint degree program at a later date.
A maximum of 15 credits of MPH-level course work will count toward both degrees. These 15 credit hours include the following MPH courses, which are already embedded as requirements in the 43-credit hour MPH degree.
|Public Health Concepts in Epidemiology
|Human Health Risk Assessment
|Fundamentals of Toxicology
|Graduate Environmental Practicum
Students are encouraged to contact appropriate advisors in each program for further details.