Professional Development for Non-Degree-Seeking Students

Interested in learning new knowledge and building new skills to improve your professional performance? Take a continuing education training or sign up for a standalone certificate as a non-degree (or "special standing") student. 

Enroll as a Special Standing Student

Special standing students are non-degree-seeking students. As a special standing student, you can enroll in courses that interest you (and in the professional workshops listed above) as long as there is space available in the course and your academic background meets the course prerequisites. 

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Certificates for Practicing Professionals 

Rollins offers three certificate options for non-degree-seeking working professionals interested in gaining in-depth training in specific content areas. To register for these certificates, candidates will need to apply for admission. 

Public health informatics is a combination of computer science, information science, and public health science in the management and processing of public health data, information, and knowledge supporting effective public health practice. The public health informatics certificate is primarily designed for public health professionals who already have advanced training in the field and wish to gain further insight into this emerging discipline. The certificate program focuses on the more technical courses in the curriculum rather than more general public health core courses.

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Certificate in Public Health Informatics for Leadership

The public health informatics for leadership certificate is offered through the Executive MPH program and is designed for working professionals who serve in a leadership role or position of influence in their place of employment. These are individuals who have determined that they need competence in public health informatics but do not need an entire MPH degree. In order to qualify for the certificate, students are required to have a master’s degree or higher OR they have a bachelor’s degree with three or more years of relevant work experience. 

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Certificate in Quantitative Methods in Public Health

The quantitative methods in public health certificate is offered through the Executive MPH program and is designed for working professionals who have determined that they need additional quantitative skills to advance their employment opportunities. These individuals already have a master’s degree or higher OR they have a bachelor’s degree with three or more years of relevant work experience.

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Training Sessions for Public Health Professionals

The Region IV Public Health Training Center offers various opportunities for continued training including webinars, lectures, skill-based training, and more. 

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The Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance offer training on a variety of public health skills and topics. Their dedicated centers have provided capacity-building services for over a decade. 

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Offered in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these courses are primarily held at CDC's site training facilities except for the computer sessions, which are held at Rollins. We utilize staff from CDC in lectures, discussions, and in proctoring the applied epidemiological case study exercises conducted in the classroom. Epidemiology in Action is offered annually in the spring and the International Course in Applied Epidemiology is offered in the fall.

Rollins offers a range of training workshops on qualitative research. We offer scheduled training workshops and mentored sessions that provide individual guidance on your own research project. Workshops are held twice per year. We also offer custom workshops to meet the training needs of your organization.

This is a course on the surveillance of foodborne and waterborne diseases designed for public health practitioners and other students interested in the safety of food and water.

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The CFAR at Emory is funded by nine institutes of the National Institutes of Health to help expand the breadth and depth of NIH-funded research in HIV/AIDS. CFAR offers training for HIV/AIDS researchers at all levels (professor to undergraduate) through the CFAR Cores. 

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This speakers series fosters collaborations across the school and promotes the exciting work of our faculty by highlighting the breadth of public health science and how innovative research is moving the field forward.

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The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics often hosts training associated with topics in biostatistics and bioinformatics.

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Master of Science in Clinical Research

The Rollins School of Public Health collaborates in teaching the master of science in clinical research, which is administered by the School of Medicine and offered through Laney Graduate School. For more information, please click here