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 with minimum recommended 3.0 GPA.
  • Abilities assessed by standardized test scores (Applied Epidemiology Track Only)
  • Professional goals relevant to track choice
  • Commitment to working in public health


Important Dates:

Please become familiar with the important application dates, below:

  • August 17, 2018 - SOPHAS application for fall 2019 opens
  • March 15, 2019 - EMPH priority application deadline
    • Completed applications submitted to SOPHAS by this date will be considered for scholarship awards
  • July 1, 2019 - EMPH preferred application deadline
    • Completed applications must be submitted to SOPHAS by this date for processing and review.



Submission Materials:

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

  • College transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE test (Applied Epidemiology track only)
  • Statement of purpose tailored to your track of interest.
  • Resume

Tuition and Financial Aid

The 2018-2019 tuition rate for EMPH degree-seeking students who enroll in the 3-Course Schedule/2-year program (Minimum of 6 hours per semester) is set at a flat rate of $11,300/semester.

The 2018-2019 tuition rate for EMPH degree-seeking students who enroll in the 2-Course Schedule/3-year program (4 hours per semester) is $1,700 per credit hour.

The 2018-2019 tuition rate for EMPH non-degree seeking students (Special Standing & Certificate) is $2,100 per credit hour.

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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.

Enrollment in EMPH coursework is based on availability and meeting course pre-requisites. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a minimum of 3 years of professional work experience and a strong quantitative skill set (Applied Epidemiology courses only).

One-Year Certificate Program

A certificate through the EMPH program is an ideal way for you to enhance your skills in a specific area of study in a format that fits your demanding lifestyle.

  • Quantitative Methods in Public Health: Ideal for those who have experience in data-centered roles, but are looking to enhance their skills in quantitative research methods and analytics. 
  • Public Health Informatics for Leadership: Designed for professionals in a leadership role who are looking to enhance their knowledge of public health informatics.

ADAP: Allyson Bianchi

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

If you are an EMPH prospective student and would like to learn more, please contact Allyson directly with any inquiries.

Allyson Bianchi- Phone: 404-727-3358, Email:

ADAP: Allyson Bianchi