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.


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. 

Questions? Connect with our  
Program Coordinator 
  Phone: 404 727 7849

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.

Fall 2022 Accelerated Advisement Form

RSPH Core Requirements (14 Credits)


GH Department Requirements (7 Credits)

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.


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

Culminating Experiences 

An Applied Practice Experience (APE)

An APE is a unique opportunity for our students to integrate and apply skills and knowledge gained through coursework and prior experiences in a professional public health work environment. Some examples of APE done by students in the past:

Integrative Learning Experience - Thesis

Admission Requirements

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 3 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 ( in advance of their application in order to explore thesis opportunities and support.

Detailed information about admission requirements can be found in admissions homepage.