Admission Requirements

Students may enter the Executive MPH program from a variety of professional backgrounds in the public and private sector and must have a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience. Students are only admitted in the fall semester.

Admission is Based on:

  • 3 years minimum full-time, paid work experience in a relevant field
  • Completion of 4-year degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher education or its foreign equivalent.
  • Abilities assessed by standardized test scores (Applied Epidemiology Track Only)
  • Professional goals relevant to track choice
  • Commitment to working in public health

EMPH students are only accepted in the fall semester.

Submission Materials:

Included in the SOPHAS application, applicants will need to submit the following materials:

  • College transcripts (must have a 3.0 GPA minimum recommended; specific attention paid to grades in quantitative courses)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE test (Applied Epidemiology Track Only) Score must be less than 5 years old. Minimum of 60th percentile score in each test area. These scores are approximately 156 verbal, 148 quantitative, and 3.5 analytical however this will vary; MCAT scores are also accepted.
  • Statement of purpose tailored to your track of interest.
  • Resume

Tuition and Financial Aid

The 2017-2018 tuition rate for EMPH students who enroll in the 3 Course Schedule (Minimum of 6 hours per semester) is set at a flat rate of $10,900/semester. The 2017-2018 tuition rate for EMPH students who enroll in the 2 Course Schedule (4 hours per semester) is $1,700 per credit hour. Numerous scholarships and financial aid packages are available. Learn more>>

Special Standing Students

If you are interested in the EMPH program, but are unsure if it is the right fit for you, you may want to consider enrolling as a special standing/non-degree student.

To enroll, you must:

  • Have at least 3 years experience
  • Meet all prerequisites
  • Take the online orientation (either PRS 500D or the stand-alone version)

Get more info about enrolling as a special standing student >>


Want to enhance your public health knowledge? Beginning in Fall 2016, the EMPH program will offer two free-standing certificates for non-degree students.

ADAP: Allyson Bianchi

Your associate director of academic programs (ADAP), Allyson Bianchi, can assist with admissions and enrollment-related questions for prospective students.

Allyson Bianchi- Phone: 404-727-3358,

ADAP: Allyson Bianchi