Global Environmental Health

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 81.8 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 5, 2025
85 place StudyQA ranking:5377 Duration:2 years

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Students in Rollins’ global environmental health (GEH) master of public health (MPH) program focus on issues that impact health in the world’s poorest societies. Our goal is to simultaneously alleviate poverty and enhance environmental protection while promoting sustainable development.

Graduates of the MPH program are well positioned for environmental health positions as part of research teams in government, industry, or academia.

MPH Core Courses

  • Statistical Methods
  • Epidemiologic Methods 
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences in Public Health
  • Intro to US Health Care System 

GEH Required Courses

  • Global Challenges and Opportunities 
  • Human Toxicology
  • Env. and Occ. Epi. (Prereq. EPI 530) 
  • Advanced Environmental Epi. (Prereqs: BIOS 500, Bios 501, EPI 530; and EPI 534 preferred)
  • Environmental Hazards I
  • Environmental Microbiology: Control of Food and Waterborne Disease 
  • Proposal Development (S/U grading basis); 
  • Research Design in EH (S/U grading basis) 
  • Thesis
  • Capstone Seminar 
  • Practicum

GEH students must take a minimum of 6 credit hours from the following list of elective classes. Other electives may be substituted with permission from faculty advisor and the GEH director

  • Statistical Methods II
  • Air Quality in the Urban Environment 
  • Risk Assessment 
  • Advanced Risk Assessment
  • Biomarkers & Environmental Public Health
  • Introduction to Microbial Risk Assessment
  • Research Methods for Studies of Water and Health (Prereq: GH 529) 
  • Critical Analysis of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Research
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Policy 
  • Global Environmental Health Policy: Power, Science and Justice 
  • Public Health Consequences of Disasters 
  • Global Climate Change: Health Impacts and Response 
  • Spatial Analysis in Disease Ecology (prereq: INFO 530)
  • Built Environment and Public Health (prereq: INFO 530) 
  • Advanced Seminar in Climate Change & Health Policy 
  • Intro. to Satellite Remote Sensing (Prereq: INFO 530) 
  • Environmental Health Seminar: Sustainability 
  • Topics in Health: Genome, Exposome, and Health 
  • EH Seminar: Initiation & Mgt. of Research Projects Under Constrained Conditions 
  • Data Analysis in EH (must have thesis data to bring to class) 
  • Environmental Determinants of Infectious Disease 
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Survey Research Methods 
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Global Health
  • Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries 
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Global Health Progs. (Fall with Freeman recommended for GEH students). 
  • Applied Data Analysis 
  • Computer Analysis of Complex Survey Data 
  • College transcripts: They should be sent directly to SOPHAS from each of the institutions you have attended. International transcripts require a WES evaluation.
  • Three evaluations: We suggest you get them from your professor or advisor and/or from a recent work or professional reference.
  • A resume and be prepared to fill out a section on the application highlighting your skills, work history, and volunteer experience.
  • GRE test scores: They should be no more than 5 years old. (Check your specific degree program to see if you can use MCAT, GMAT, or LSAT scores instead). 
  • Personal statement: Tailor your personal statement to the specific program to which you are applying. In 1,500 words or less, show us your personality, experience, career goals, and your reasons for choosing Rollins.
  • GPA 3.5 or higher
  • The minimum scores required for TOEFL is (550 (paper); 213 (CBT); 79-80 (iBT)) and IELTS score (6-Overall).
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