BA/MSPH in Biostatistics

Through this joint Emory College and Rollins program, students can complete a bachelor of arts degree at Emory College (most likely with a major concentration in Mathematics and Computer Sciences,) and a master of science in public health (MSPH) in biostatistics at Rollins in five years.

Admission

Students typically apply for admission to the program early in their junior year at Emory College, and learn of their acceptance into the program later that year. Accepted students can enroll for up to 12 credit hours during their senior year. Courses students take during their senior year count toward degree requirements for both their BA degree and their MSPH degree.

The Department of Biostatistics will review student applications (and may choose to interview them as part of the process) and make the admissions decision in consultation with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences.

Admission Requirements

  • Mathematics 111, 112, 211, 221, 361 and 362
  • A background in the biological sciences is preferable but not required.
  • Strong academic standing
  • BA/MSPH Application

How To Apply

To apply, please complete the application and email it to Associate Director of Academic Programs (ADAP), Melissa Sherrer, at msherre@emory.edu.

Melissa Sherrer


Advisement

Once students are admitted to the program, they will be assigned an academic advisor at Rollins whom they may consult in addition to their undergraduate academic advisor.


BA/MSPH Degree Requirements

Bachelor’s degree

Students must meet all Emory College requirements for their bachelor’s degrees.

MSPH Degree

Practicum

All Rollins MPH and MSPH students are required to complete a 200-400 hour practicum. This practical experience is designed to enhance the student’s understanding and application of knowledge and research findings to public health settings by providing an opportunity to gain practical experience. Public health work environments include nonprofit organizations, hospitals, local health departments, and for-profit firms.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

As a BA/MSPH student, you will be charged the per semester tuition for dual degree students in your 5th year. To assist with costs, you can compete for (limited) merit-based scholarships and apply for loans as a graduate student through the Office of Financial Aid.