Degree Programs

Master of Public Health (MPH)

In support of its goal to "educate individuals for professional careers in public health," the RSPH offers six professional MPH degree options (Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and Global Health), most offering concentrations within them. A seventh MPH degree option in Global Environmental Health is offered jointly by the Department of Environmental Health and the Hubert Department of Global Health.

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

The MSPH and MPH programs in Biostatistics and Epidemiology are designed for individuals with good quantitative skills and interests in the health sciences. These programs include, besides courses in biostatistics and epidemiology, core courses from other public health disciplines. Also focused on quantitative research is the MSPH in Health Policy and Health Services Research. Further, a joint MSPH in Environmental Health and Epidemiology is available.

Distance Learning: Executive MPH

The school offers one "non-traditional" degree, an MPH through the Executive MPH program. The Executive MPH, which combines on-campus and web-based instruction, is offered to those with at least five years of experience in public health or health employment, and is designed to meet the core competencies of the 10 essential services of public health identified by the Council on Linkages. In addition to the core courses and a broader set of required courses, the Executive MPH degree enables students to concentrate coursework in areas of prevention, management, healthcare outcomes and maternal and child health epidemiology.

Dual Degree Programs

The school collaborates with four other Emory professional schools (Medicine, Law, Business and Nursing) in offering dual-degrees. Learning objectives for the MPH portion of the dual-degree are identical to those of the full MPH degree program.

BA/MSPH Program in Biostatistics

The school offers a 5-year BA/MSPH program through the Department of Biostatistics. Coordinated by the Department of Mathematics, undergraduates admitted to the program by the School of Public Health may enroll in MPH courses during their fourth (senior) year of study, enabling them to complete the MSPH degree with a concentration in Biostatistics with one additional post-baccalaureate year of study enrolled in the School of Public Health.

BS/MPH in Environmental Studies and Environmental Health

Emory College and the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) offer a dual-degree 5-year bachelors/masters (BS/MPH) program. The program is designed for students to complete a Bachelor of Science (BS)* degree in Emory College in Environmental Studies (ENVS) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) in five years.


The school also collaborates with the School of Medicine in offering a Master of Science in Clinical Research, an academic degree through the Laney Graduate School.

Doctoral Programs

The school offers five doctoral (PhD) degrees through the Laney Graduate School in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Health Services and Health Policy, and Environmental Health Sciences. Rollins collaborates with the School of Medicine to offer a sixth PhD in Nutrition and Health Sciences.