Accelerated MPH in Global Health

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.


Develop skills in areas like program management, research, and communication.


Past graduates from the accelerated MPH in global health track have gone on to acquire such job titles as: Program Director, Consultant for International Organization, Research Director/Investigator, and more. 

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Admission Requirements

In addition to the SOPHAS application, all applicants will need to submit the following materials when applying to Rollins:

  • College transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume (optional)

Cohort Size: 8

Average GPA: 3.5 

Detailed information about each of these admission requirements can be found in Admissions.

We do not have specific GPA or GRE score requirements. However, due to the strength of our applicant pool, admission is very unlikely if the score on any of the three portions of the GRE is below the 60th percentile.

The accelerated format requires three in-residence semesters. We also offer the MPH in a traditional, four-semester format

Accelerated Program Requirements

  • 5 years of full-time, post baccalaureate public health-relevant work experience or a professional graduate degree in a field relevant to public health + at least three years of public health-relevant work experience
  • Students should include a statement outlining their proposed thesis topic and thesis chair with their SOPHAS application. 

Degree Requirements

42  credit hours: Includes a  thesis  and an  applied practice experience

Accelerated Sample Schedules 

Culminating Experiences 

Applied Practice Experience

All Rollins MPH and MSPH students are required to complete a 200-400 hour The Applied Practice Experience (APE) is a unique opportunity for graduate students to integrate and apply practical skills and training learned through coursework in a professional public health work environment.  In most cases, students can use a part-time work position, graduate assistantship or internship to meet the Applied Practice Experience requirement.  The Applied Practice Experience is a significant educational experience that requires a minimum of 200 clock hours in a public health agency, institution, or community under the supervision of a Field Supervisor and the guidance of the student's department and/or the Office of Career Development. 

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Applicants must include a potential topic for thesis on their admission application.

Examples of past department thesis titles include:

Electronic Theses and Dissertations