The Candler School of Theology collaborates with Rollins in offering a dual degree program awarding both the master of divinity and master of public health degrees (MDiv/MPH). The combination master's programs in theology and public health prepare students to use a theological foundation when working in the field of public health.
MDiv/MPH Master of Divinity and Master of Public Health
May be completed in four years
- Years one, three, and four are spent at the Candler School of Theology (minimum 86 credits)
- Year two is spent at Rollins (minimum 32-35 credits)
Public health professional who hold the MPH dual degree with MDiv or MTS are trained to work in the public health area within the context of religion and the theological knowledge to enhance health programs for special populations.
Students must apply to and be accepted into each school separately in order to be eligible for a dual degree.
All applications to Rollins are completed in the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS).
For instructions on applying to Candler School of Theology, click here.
For instructions on applying to Rollins, click here.
The dual degree program may be completed in four years. The first year is spent at the Candler School of Theology, the second year at Rollins School of Public Health, and the third and fourth years are completed at Candler. In order to meet degree requirements for the MDiv, the student must complete a minimum of 86 hours at Candler. MDiv requirements are similar to those of a traditional MDiv student. MDiv/ MPH dual degree students may complete the MPH practicum requirement by adapting their clinical Contextual Education placement to an activity relevant for public health.
Public health professionals who hold the MPH/ MDiv are trained to work in public health within the context of religious institutions, applying religious and theological knowledge to enhance health programs for special populations.