Tuition + Aid

Welcome to an overview of costs and funding opportunities associated with attending the Rollins School of Public Health.

Funding for a graduate education is not like undergraduate funding. Awards are not based upon parental income. Also, scholarships and awards are packaged during the financial aid process in March, so it is important for every applicant to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for all awards, even if you may not have qualified for aid during your undergraduate program. Be sure to submit the FAFSA early! This ensures consideration for institutional grant opportunities. The FAFSA will be available starting in October for the following academic year.

For federal student loans, need-based scholarships, and REAL:

Submit the FAFSA by March 1 for priority consideration.

Don’t forget to include Emory’s School Code (001564) when completing the form.

The following table refers to the 2017-2018 school year and is subject to change for 2018-2019.

Degree ProgramLength of Degree ProgramFull Time Semester Rate [1-2]
Master of Public Health (excludes Executive MPH) 4 Semesters $16,400
Master of Public Health 3 Semesters $22,000
Master of Science in Public Health 4 Semesters $18,900
Dual Degree Program 2 Semesters in Public Health $25,300
Executive MPH, Master of Public Health

6 Semesters (3 course schedule)

9 Semesters (2 course schedule)

$10,900

$1,700/per credit hour

Part-time students (enrolled in less than 9 credit hours) - Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Public Health Based on the number of credit hours completed per semester $2,000/credit hour
Graduate in Residence See note [3] $1,000

[1] All full-time degree-seeking students (with an exception of the distance program) are charged the semester rate.
[2] The full-time semester rate is based on enrollment of nine credit hours or more.

[3] See GIR eligibility description:  www.sph.emory.edu/rollins-life/enrollment-services/policies/enrollment-policies/index.html

* During summer semesters, the hourly rate goes into effect when students sign up for coursework above the three or four semester-program plans, or if they enroll in eight credit hours or less.

  • One-time $350 administrative fee for entering students
  • One-time $70 transcript fee for entering students
  • Recreation and athletic fee - $138.00 per semester
  • Activity fee - $92.00 per semester
  • Mental health and counseling fee – $78.00 per semester

Most students are not enrolled for the summer semester. Those that are will be charged the following summer semester fees:

  • Recreation and athletic fee – $54.00
  • Mental health and counseling fee - $78.00

Effective fall semester 2006, all full-time Rollins students (enrolled in nine or more credit hours) are required to have health insurance. Students must either purchase the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan (offered by Aetna/The Chickering Group) or provide documentation of enrollment in a comparable United States domiciled health insurance plan. Read more...