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School & Program Updates

School & Program Updates

UMiami: First Graduate Program in Climate and Health to Launch in Fall 2020

Prospective students interested in the new program, which was launched by the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences, in partnership with the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, can apply to enroll in the fall 2020 cohort. The priority deadline to apply to the program through SOPHAS is on March 1, 2020 and the regular deadline is on July 15, 2020.

The goal of the Master of Science in Climate and Health program is to train future generations of professionals, research analysts, planners, decision-makers, and leaders to address the intricate relationship between human health and climate, climate change and weather patterns, and weather anomalies. Students have opportunities to pursue research with interdisciplinary faculty members from five colleges. Research fellowships are also available.

The duration of the program is two years, with a total of 36 required credits. The curriculum includes 24 credits of core courses, six credits of electives, and six credits for a required master’s thesis. Students will choose one of four tracks after their first semester. They can choose one of the following tracks: Public Health Sciences, Marine and Atmospheric, Climate and Health, Analytical and Toxicology.

Admission requirements include a statement of purpose/personal statement, curriculum vitae/resume, three letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses, official transcripts from all institutions attended, standardized test score from the GRE or MCAT, and English proficiency test score for applicants who attended an institution where English was not the language of the institution.

Contact Andria Williams at or Ginelle Bou Nassar at for admissions inquiries. For program inquiries, contact Dr. Naresh Kumar at or Dr. Elliot Atlas at

Read more about the M.S. in Climate and Health program.



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