The accelerated master of public health (MPH) degree in global health is aimed at experienced public health professionals interested in enhancing their knowledge of global health issues and building upon leadership skills.
Accelerated MPH in Global Health
Students in the accelerated program will develop skils in areas such as:
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Quantitative Data Analysis
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Survey Research Design
- Public Health Surveillance
- Program Management
- Knowledge Translation
- Transforming Communities
- Scientific Writing
- Oral Communication
- Global Health Ethics
- Applied Laboratory Skills
Past graduates from the accelerated program have gone on to acquire such job titles as: Program Director, Consultant for International Organization, Research Director/Investigator, and more. This program has graduated several public health professionals recipients of the Center for Humanitarian Emergencies Fellowship and Foege Fellowship.
MPH Curriculum & Degree Requirements
The Accelerated Program Concentration requires three semesters, or 12 months, in residence, to complete 42 credit hours (please see requirements below). Once matriculated, it is not possible to transfer into, or out of, the Accelerated Program Concentration.
RSPH Core Requirements (14 Credits)
|BIOS 500||Statistical Methods I||4|
|EPI 530||Epidemiological Methods I (and Lab)||4|
|EH 500||Perspectives in Environmental Health||2|
|HPM 500||Intro to US Health Care System||2|
|BSHE 500||Behavioral and Social Sciences in Public Health||2|
|PUBH 500||Introduction to Public Health||0|
|PUBH 501||Inter-Professional Team Training||0|
|PUBH 502||Public Health Development||0|
GH Department Requirements (7 Credits)
|GH 501||Evidence Based Policy Programs and Research||3|
|GH 595||Applied Practice Experience**||0|
|GH 599||Thesis/Lit Review/Special Studies Project*||4|
Four credit hour thesis project* must be completed, which may take the form of a research thesis/systematic review of the literature or a special studies project and topics should be relevant to global public health.
**The Applied Practice Experience (APE), which is designed to complement academic training with practical, hands-on experience, is also required of all students enrolled in the Accelerated Program.
Methods Requirements (9 Credits Minimum)
Students are required to select at least one course from the list below and additional courses listed on the GH Approved Methods Course Guide, that together total a minimum of 9 credits.
|GH 503||Quantitative Data Collection||3|
|GH 522||Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|GH 560||Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Public Health Programs||3|
Electives Courses (12 Credits Minimum)
GH students will have the flexibility to take elective courses at Rollins or in some cases, courses from other graduate programs within Emory University or other Atlanta Universities such as such as GSU, UGA, GA TECH, etc, to personalize and strengthen their training.
For more information about the registration process for courses outside of Emory please check the link: Cross-Registration for Emory Students
An Applied Practice Experience (APE)
- Worked with the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch at CDC on developing monitoring and evaluation indicators for some of their programs
- Developed a course in the area of sexual and reproductive health to be added in the curriculum of the Certificate in Humanitarian Emergency Program
- Explored the relantionship between health disparities and cancer using data from Georgia cancer registries
Integrative Learning Experience - Thesis
Applicants must include a potential topic for thesis on their admission application. Examples of past thesis title done by GH students in the Accelerated MPH program:
- Key performance indicators for routine monitoring of pharmacy management at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jordan.
- Access to Eye Health Care at Tertiary Hospital in Sierra Leone.
- Sexual and Reproductive Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: Development of a 3-day Intensive Graduate Course
For more GH THESES please visit: Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Admission into the Accelerated Program Concentration is very competitive and requires that applicants meet at least the following criteria.
- A bachelor’s degree (e.g. BA, BS) or first professional degree (e.g. MBBS) from an accredited university
- At least 5 years of relevant public health experience post- bachelor’s or first professional degree
- Applicants must also include a statement outlining their proposed thesis topic and thesis chair in their admissions packet
- Applicants are encouraged to contact HDGH faculty (https://www.sph.emory.edu/departments/gh/faculty-staff/index.html) in advance of their application in order to explore thesis opportunities and support.