The master of public health (MPH) degree in global health provides students with applied public health training in a global context.
MPH in Global Health
Students 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
Graduates of our program find employment abroad with international and bilateral agencies, government departments, nongovernmental organizations, and research and academic institutions. Many also work with U.S.-based organizations concerned with global issues. In addition, many graduates find opportunities in the domestic sector in a variety of settings, demonstrating that the knowledge and skills learned in the department are widely applicable. Some graduates go into clinical fields and others go on to pursue a doctoral degree.
Below, you will find job placement data for global health graduates for the last 4 years*
MPH Curriculum & Degree Requirements
Completion of the MPH in Global Health requires forty-two semester hours of coursework. Full-time students complete these requirements in two years. Students are required to take RSPH/GH core courses as shown below. In addition, a 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.
RSPH Core Requirements (14 Credits)
|BIOS 500||Statistical Methods I (and Lab)||4|
|EPI 530||Epidemiological Methods I (and Lab)||4|
|EH 500||Perspectives in Environmental Health||2|
|HPM 500||Intro to U.S. 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|
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|
Concentration Requirements (5-9 Credits)
All students enrolled in the traditional MPH program will choose a concentration. Please click the buttons below to learn more about each one of our four concentrations: Infectious Disease (ID), Community Health Development (CHD), Public Health Nutrition (PHN), and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Populational Studies (SRP).
Electives Courses (3-7 plus credits)
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)
- Completed qualitative research data collection on how young women in Cape Town negotiate barriers to female condom use
- Worked with the ministry of health (MOH) in Saudi Arabia in exploring, assessing, researching and making recommendations for T.B status and control in Saudi Arabia
- Assisted the development of country-specific comprehensive plans of action and guidelines related to hepatitis treatment.
Integrative Learning Experience - Thesis
Examples of past thesis titles done by GH students:
- Gender-Based Violence in Global Perspective: A Curriculum for the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health
- Pre-migration experiences of victimization and chronic disease among foreign-born people
- A New Sweet Potato for an Old Problem: An Education Curriculum to Increase the Nutrition Benefits of An Agriculture Project Promoting Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato in Ethiopia
- Resilience and Adolescent Health: An assessment of risks and assets in the Bañado Sur neighborhood of Asunción, Paraguay
For more GH THESES please visit: Electronic Theses and Dissertations
We do not have specific GPA or GRE score requirements. Test scores submitted may not be more than five years old. Waivers may be granted for applicants who have prior doctoral-level degrees from United States institutions. Applicants who have recently taken the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) may submit these scores as alternatives to the GRE. 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. International applicants from non-English-speaking countries must meet the RSPH standards for English-language competency.
In addition, we seek students who are passionate about global health and wish to improve the health of their local and global communities. Our students have demonstrated this commitment through careers, service, or training in advancing global health. This might include working with underserved communities or within a local state or regional public health entity (either domestically or internationally), volunteer or mission experience, or service with Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, etc.