PhD in Environmental Health, Occupational Health & Toxicology



All materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission 

Semester Open Closes
Spring June 1 October 1
Fall October 1 June 1

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  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.35 or above in previous course work.  Applicants must hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university.
    • FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Official transcripts or mark sheets of college level work not in English or in the standard U.S grading scale must be sent to a credential evaluation service for translation. The transcript evaluation must be a course by course evaluation that identifies and describes each diploma or certificate with periods of education and equivalency of each document. The preferred services are: World Education Services (WES) and Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Other services approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) will also be accepted. Transcripts must carry the signature of a responsible official in which the work was done and the seal of that institution, or must be certified true copies of the original records. If photo static copies are provided, the copies must be certified after duplication as true copies of the original document. Transcripts should clearly indicate the grades received or the standing attained on required examinations. If transcripts do not show the degree earned and the date on which it was conferred official degree statements must also be provided.
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
  • A statement of intent which supports interest areas and career goals.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last three years.
    • GRE Institutional Code 6896 
  • International Applicants
    • Applicants from foreign countries where English is not the primary language must present:
      • Official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL is required.

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The PhD students must apply to UNMC Graduate Studies Office. 

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All application materials must be received by the application deadline.

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Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health

Sherry Cherek
Phone Number: (402) 559-8924

UNMC Graduate Studies Office

Phone Number: (402) 559-6531

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Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health and
Center for Environmental Health and Toxicology
984388 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4388
Administrative: Sherry Cherek
Office: 402-559-8924
Fax: 402-559-7259

UNMC Graduate Studies Office
Phone Number: 402-559-6531

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