MPH in Global Health

The master of public health (MPH) degree in global health provides students with applied public health training in a global context. 


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


MPH graduates in the traditional track have gone on to find jobs in a range of settings including federal and local health departments, the Peace Corps, non-government organizations, nonprofits, research settings, and more.

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Global health MPH students choose from four concentration areas:

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

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: 90

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.

Department Requirements

Preference is given to students who have advanced training and applied experience in the global arena. This might include working with underserved populations, volunteer or mission experience, or Peace Corps or AmeriCorps service. 

Degree Requirements

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

Methods Requirements (9+ credits)

Students are required to complete a minimum of 9 credits in methodological skill driven courses. These must include one selective course from (GH 503 Quantitative Data Collection, GH 522 - Qualitative Research Methods for Global Health, or GH 560 - Monitoring & Evaluation of Global Public Health Programs) and additional courses listed on the GH Approved Methods Course Guide, that together total a minimum of 9 credits.


Traditional 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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Examples of past thesis titles include:

Electronic Theses and Dissertations