Dual Degree MPH Program for External Degrees

Graduate students in good standing at any fully-accredited U.S. university are welcome to apply to Rollins for an MPH year as part of their current degree program. Students may attend Rollins at any time prior to completion of their program studies and the receipt of their degree.

The program is not available to those who have already received their degree. Admission to this program and the curriculum to be pursued is considered on an individual basis. 

  • To ensure the integration of training, students will enroll in the MPH and spend a year (fall and spring semesters) at the Rollins School of Public Health.
  • Students will attend Rollins in concert with the course of study in their initial professional degree program.
  • The actual academic year to attend Rollins will be coordinated with the initial school administration to assure all requirements are met.

For additional information, please contact Kathy Wollenzien, Sr.  Associate Director of Academic Programs, Rollins School of Public Health, at kwollen@emory.edu.

The Dual Degree MPH program provides an opportunity for students currently enrolled in accredited professional schools other than Emory University including schools of Medicine (AMA), Nursing (ACEN), Law (ABA), Social Work (CSWE), Veterinary Medicine (COE), Osteopathy (AOA), Pharmacy (ACPE) and Dentistry (CODA) to obtain an MPH in addition to their professional degree. To ensure the integration of training, students will enroll in the MPH and spend a year (fall and spring semesters) at the Rollins School of Public Health. Students will attend Rollins in concert with the course of study in their initial professional degree program. A student's year of matriculation at Rollins will be coordinated with the initial school administration to ensure all requirements are met.

Students admitted to the program are eligible to transfer 10 credit hours relevant to public health from their initial school. All potential transfer credits will be reviewed and approved by the Rollins program administrator. Once enrolled in the MPH program, students must complete 32-35 credit hours, depending on the MPH concentration during the fall-spring semester sequence. Rollins will award the MPH degree after an enrolled student presents evidence of completion of all school requirements at both schools.

For specific questions, please contact Kathy Wollenzien or the Rollins Department of Student Services.