Collaborative Education

Our students experience unique opportunities to gain knowledge, cultural understanding, hands-on training, and career-lasting relationships in an environment that values diversity and student participation.

The Rollins School of Public Health has built a highly qualified and diverse faculty by recruiting and retaining nationally and internationally known Public Health scholars and practitioners; and by creating an environment that supports excellence in instruction, research, and service.

While RSPH faculty is an impressive group, our students report that they also learn a lot from each other. The school is uniquely enriched by both our diversity and by our ability to attract and enroll mid-career professionals. Students in the fall 2003 entering class ranged in age from 21 to 60; came from 39 states and 49 countries; and 18% had already completed either doctoral or master's degrees. Almost 40% were minority students with just over 23% African Americans.

Because we understand the power of hands-on experience, RSPH students are required to complete a practicum. Whether working at Egleston Children's Health Care System to assist with an interactive health education program, or conducting research at the CDC on HIV/AIDS prevention, or working in a developing country on program design and evaluation, this practicum experience provides students the opportunity to develop professional skills-and to experience, up close and personally, the demands, opportunities, challenges and rewards of a Public Health career.

Doctoral Programs

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The Emory AIDS International Training and Research Program has a new address on the web. Combined with the Emory-Georgia Tuberculosis Research and Training Program, information about the AITRP and E-GTbRTP programs is available on the new Emory International Training and Research Program web site. The training programs provide researchers from participating countries with the training in research and program implementation necessary to make significant contributions to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis prevention, care, and research upon their return home.

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