Rollins Facts

Rollins School of Public Health Facts & Numbers 


1975 Emory Trustees approved the masters of community health program

1990 The School of Public Health founded

1994 RSPH gets its name and the Grace Crum Rollins Building opens

1995 James W. Curran is appointed dean of the Rollins School of Public Health

2007 The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation and the Rollins family pledged $50 million to construct the Claudia Nance Rollins Building and renovate the Grace Crum Rollins Building

2010 Claudia Nance Rollins Building opened bringing the RSPH footprint to 330,000 square feet

2012 Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH) extended the school's accreditation through December 2019. RSPH received a "met" finding on all 27 criteria evaluated.


6 Departments – Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, Hubert Department of Global Health

24 Centers including the Center for AIDS Research, the Biostatistics Consulting Center the Center for Global Safe Water, the Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research, the Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics, the Center for Health and Human Rights

22 Masters degree programs, 14 MPH and 8 MSPH

10 Dual degree programs – MD/MPH, MSN/MPH, MBA/MPH, JD/MPH, MDiv/MPH, MTS/MPH, PA/MPH, PT/MPH, Ethics/MPH, External Professional Degree/MPH

2 (4+1) programs with Emory College - BA/MSPH, BS/MPH

12 Certificate programs – Public Health Informatics; Global Complex Humanitarian Emergencies; Maternal Child Health; Mental Health; Socio-Contextual Determinants of Health; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; Injury Prevention Control; Master’s International Program (Peace Corps); Faith and Health (Emory); Health and Human Rights (Emory); Certificates for Practicing Professionals- Public Health Informatics for Leadership; Quantitative Methods in Public Health

6 PhD programs – Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Nutrition and Health Sciences, Environmental Health Sciences

8,828 + alumni in 105 countries and all 50 states; over 3,000 in Georgia


1,100 Masters Degree Seeking students

141 Executive MPH Distance Learning Students

150 Doctoral Students

25 dual degree students (2013’s largest group of dual degree graduates at Emory)

77 MPH students are returned Peace Corps volunteers.

67 MPH students completed Americorps

22 Gates Millennial Scholars (largest number at any school of public health)

41 states; 20 countries

70+ languages spoken

15% of the student body is international; 34% minority

27 is the average age of new, enrolled students (range 21-59)

500+ students have completed global field research in over 65 countries


Current students come from 46 states and 40 countries


200 Full-time faculty; over 600 employees

125 Jointly appointed faculty members

350 Adjunct faculty members; over 200 from CDC


$93 million in funded research

$120 million total operating budget


Approximately 50 percent of RSPH alumni work in Atlanta and Georgia


First in MPH applications out of all schools of public health in the United States

First in applications to any department of global health

First in applications to any department of environmental health

First in applications to any department of epidemiology

First among distance learning programs – Executive MPH (

Second in applications from minority students

Second in research funding at Emory University

Third largest school at Emory University

Fourth in applications from international students

Seventh among U.S. schools of public health (US News and World Report, 2015)

Tenth in total federal funding among schools of public health