The Master Public Health (MPH) in Global Epidemiology (GLEPI) is a joint program offered by the Department of Epidemiology and the Hubert Department of Global Health. The GLEPI MSPH degree provides global context for epidemiologic training.
MPH in Global Epidemiology
Identify, collect, manage, analyze, interpret, and report population-based data to drive control and prevention in global settings.
As part of the SOPHAS application, all applicants will need to submit the following materials when applying to Rollins:
- Personal statement including your interest in the field of Public Health and Epidemiology as well as your interest in Rollins School of Public Health. Please address your career goals. Global Epidemiology program applicants should additionally summarize relevant public health experience (working with underserved populations, volunteer or mission experience, Peace Corps or AmeriCorps service).
- College transcripts
- GRE scores—PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the submission of GRE scores are optional for all candidates applying to our MPH and MSPH programs for fall 2020 and 2021 admission.
- Two letters of recommendation
- GRE scores
Stats for recently admitted students:
Average GPA 3.6
Quantitative GRE (25%, 75%) 155, 161
Verbal GRE (25%, 75%)
One college math and one college science
|Minimum preferred GPA of 3.0|
Applicants to the MPH program in global epidemiology need to meet the admission criteria for both the Epidemiology (EPI) and Global Health (GH) Departments. GLEPI students have an aptitude for the methodological rigor of epidemiology, a population-oriented approach to public health, and a demonstrated concern for underserved populations.
It is recommended that students have:
- Prior experience relevant to global health
MPH Degree Requirements
42 credit hours: Includes a Thesis and an Applied Practice Experience.
Integrative Learning Experiences
The global epidemiology applied practice experience and thesis must involve underserved populations or low-resource settings locally, domestically, or internationally.
Applied Practice Experience
All Rollins MPH and MSPH students are required to complete a minimum of 200 hours applied practice experience (APE). The 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 APE requirement. The APE 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.
Integrative Learning Experience - Thesis
Examples of past thesis titles include:
Tuberculosis in Fulton County, Georgia, 2008-2014: Risk markers for isoniazid mono-resistance and a pilot study of novel spatial methods.
Maternal socioeconomic status and the odds of failing to receive preconception counseling: an epidemiologic study using 2009-2011 PRAMS data
Variability in case and mortality between WHO/MOH and HealthMap curate news reports during the West Africa Ebola outbreak
To view theses, click here.
What is the difference between an MPH and an MSPH in GLEPI?
The MPH degree is a professional degree that requires 42 hours of coursework, a thesis, and an applied practice experience.
The MSPH degree is a professional degree tailored to students with strong quantitative skills seeking to specialize in epidemiologic research and methods. It requires 48 hours of coursework, a thesis, and an applied practice experience.