PhD/MPH: Doctor of Philosophy and Public Health

A joint master of public health/doctor of philosophy (MPH/PhD) degree is offered through the Rollins School of Public Health. 

  • Prospective candidates apply separately to both the Rollins School of Public Health and Laney Graduate School
  • Students in the Laney Graduate School may apply for admission to the MPH program during their graduate studies with the approval of their PhD program's director of graduate studies
  • Up to 10 semester hours of course credit taken at Laney and relevant to public health may be applied toward the 42-credit-hour MPH program
  • Students must enroll full time at Rollins for a fall and spring semester sequence, complete a practicum in public health, and (depending upon the academic department at Rollins) a capstone course, thesis, or special study project
  • The MPH is granted upon completion of requirements for the PhD

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 Laney Graduate School, click here.

For instructions on applying to Rollins, click here.

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

Prospective candidates apply separately to both the Rollins School of Public Health and Laney Graduate School. Students in the Laney Graduate School may apply for admission to the MPH program during their graduate studies with the approval from their PhD program’s director of graduate studies. Applicants specify which department or program they prefer: behavioral sciences and health education, environmental health, epidemiology, or global health.

Up to 10 semester hours of course credit relevant for public health taken in the doctoral program may be applied toward the 42-semester-hour MPH program. Students must enroll full time in Rollins for a fall-spring semester sequence, complete a practicum in public health, and, depending upon the MPH program, a capstone course, thesis, or special study project. The MPH is granted upon completion of requirements for the PhD.

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