Emory University Online MPH

Emory University Online MPH
Rollins School of Public Health

The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta offers an online Executive Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in a blended format. This format is open to public health professionals with at least three years’ experience.

Three concentrations are offered in the 42-credit hour program, taking two years and three months to complete if studying full-time. Regardless of the chosen track, students are required to spend two weekends on campus during each of the seven semesters and must complete a practicum of between 200 and 400 hours. All admissions take place in the fall semester only, which means that all new programs start in March.

The core curriculum is broad-based and includes the study of environmental conditions as well as global forces influencing the many diverse cultures found in the world. Studies incorporate the use of epidemiology methods for the control of injury and disease, as well as quantitative methods and analytical reasoning in relevant research. Discussion of health policies including financing is included along with a focused study of how to apply the skills and knowledge required to be a successful professional working in the public health arena.

Aiming at a range of different professional backgrounds, the Rollins College Executive MPH is offered in:

Applied epidemiology, which is recognized as the scientific foundation for public health research seeking to minimize health risks and maximize health.

Applied public health informatics, a critical new discipline that aims to provide leaders in public health-related fields of technology.

Prevention science that involves research, evaluation and planning of programs that will help prevent public health issues in communities or other settings.

The Emory University MPH degree program as a whole aims to develop an enduring capacity for learning in the field of public health, as well as impart vital principles of ethical conduct as it relates to public health practice.

Besides the appropriate professional experience required, applicants are required to achieve a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA). Students enrolling for the MPH in applied epidemiology are required to have Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of at least 156 in verbal reasoning, 148 in quantitative reasoning, and 3.5 in analytical writing. A standardized test score is not required for the other two concentrations.

Emory University also offers an MPH on campus, with slightly different admission requirements. Programs are accredited by both the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

School Statistics

Applicant Information

Avg # of Acceptances 27%

Student Demographics

Male 23%
Female 77%
Avg Age 26

Online MPH Program Information

Program Length 2 years and 3 months (7 semesters, 6 credits hours each)
Admission Deadline MPH priority deadline is March 15th for Fall Semester. July 15th Final Deadline for Fall, however, applications after this deadline are not assured their application will be processed in time for consideration. Applications are accepted on an ongoing, space available basis after priority deadlines.
GPA 3.0
GRE Information 156 Verbal and 3.5 Analytical;148 Quantitative and 3.5 Analytical
Tuition 6 Semester (3 Course Schedule) $10,900 9 Semesters (2 Course Schedule) $1,700 per Credit Hour
Program Type Hybrid
Program Options Full-Time

Available Concentrations

Biostatistics and Informatics

Available Tracks M.P.H., Applied Health Informatics
Field Education Requirements Minimum of 200-400 hours
Number of Credits Required 42 credit hours
Disclaimers and Notes The Applied Public Health Informatician serves as the interface between public health practice and the application of technology, and provides the leadership needed to ensure that technology is successfully deployed to enable response, research, and program-i-tic goals and outcomes. HYBRID PROGRAM: Fri-Sun. classes required on campus twice a semester.


Available Tracks Epidemiology
Field Education Requirements 200-400 contact hours-2 Credit Hours
Number of Credits Required 42 total credit hours + thesis
Disclaimers and Notes HYBRID PROGRAM: Fri-Sun. classes required on campus twice a semester. Students in the applied epidemiology track learn to apply the principles and methods of epidemiological investigation to a broad range of settings. In addition to addressing the core competencies that are part of the Executive MPH (EMPH) program, the curriculum also addresses the applied epidemiology competencies developed by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.

Health Promotion and Communication

Available Tracks MPH Prevention Science
Field Education Requirements 200-400 contact hours-2 Credit Hours
Number of Credits Required 42 total credit hours + thesis
Disclaimers and Notes HYBRID PROGRAM: Fri-Sun. classes required on campus twice a semester. Students in the Prevention Science track develop skills to plan, implement, and evaluate community programs, and to communicate health and behavioral information. Courses place a strong emphasis on the application of prevention science knowledge, behavioral theories, and models to real-life public health situations and settings.

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