Students in Rollins’ global environmental health (GEH) master of public health (MPH) program focus on issues that impact health in the world’s poorest societies. Our goal is to simultaneously alleviate poverty and enhance environmental protection while promoting sustainable development.
MPH in Global Environmental Health
- Geographic Information Systems
- Research design and proposal development
- Planning, design, monitoring, and evaluation
Learn from global experts in such areas as:
- Water, sanitation, and hygiene including Dr. Christine Moe, Dr. Karen Levy, Dr. Matt Freeman, Dr. Juan Leon, and Dr. Tom Clasen at The Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
- Energy, transportation, and health including Dr. Paige Tolbert, Dr. Jeremy Sarnat, Dr. Yang Liu, Dr. Eri Saikawa, and Dr. Kyle Steenland
- The health effects of global climate change including Dr. Stefanie Sarnat, Dr. Karen Levy, and Dr. Matthew Gribble
- Environmental drivers of infectious disease including Dr. Uriel Kitron, Dr. Tom Gillespie, and Dr. Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec
- Pesticides, industrial contaminants, and health including Dr. Dana Barr, Dr. Barry Ryan, and Dr. Kyle Steenland
The full-time program is designed to take two years to complete; part-time can take up to five years, depending on the number of credits taken each semester. Many students also choose to pursue a graduate Certificate in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene along with their MPH.
- College transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation
- SOPHAS application
- GRE test scores
- 1,500-word personal statement tailored to the student’s prospective department
- All environmental health applicants are required to complete both college-level biology and chemistry prior to matriculation.
|Degree||Coursework Req||GPA||GRE Scores|
|MPH/MSPH||- At least one semester of college-level biology and chemistry required.
- Statistics, calculus, and organic chemistry also preferred
|3.5 or higher||Your GRE scores are waived if you have a PhD from a U.S. institution.|
MPH Degree Requirements
42 credit hours: Includes 4 credits of thesis or capstone, 12 credits core coursework 15-18 required program credits, 11 or more electives.
Students must also complete a 200-400 hour practicum.
All Rollins MPH and MSPH students are required to complete a 200-400 hour practicum. This practical experience is designed to enhance the student’s understanding and application of knowledge and research findings to public health settings by providing an opportunity to gain practical experience. Public health work environments include nonprofit organizations, hospitals, local health departments, and for-profit firms.
Capstone projects allow students to explore a topic of interest in depth—possibly expanding a course project or practicum experience into new dimensions—to increase practical skills and experience, sharpen presentation skills, gain peer feedback, and increase career development.
Examples of capstone projects by GEH students:
Examples of thesis titles by EH students:
Environmental, Behavioral, and Clinical Characteristics Associated with Cryptosporidium Infection among Children Less than Five Years Old with Moderate-to-Severe Diarrhea in Rural Western Kenya; Delahoy, Miranda (2013)