Certificates + Special Standing

Professionals who are not seeking an MPH degree, but are hoping to enhance their public health knowledge, can engage in various executive-style educational programs at Rollins, including free-standing certificates and courses.

Certificate Offerings

The EMPH program offers two free-standing certificates for non-degree students.

Certificate in Public Health Informatics for Leadership
(14 credits)

The Public Health Informatics for Leadership certificate 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 3 years or more years of relevant work experience. 

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Courses for the certificate in Public Health Informatics for Leadership include:


Certificate in Quantitative Methods in Public Health
(15 credits)

The Quantitative Methods in Public Health certificate 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 3 or more years of relevant work experience.

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Courses for the certificate in Quantitative Methods for Public Health include:


Special Standing Courses

The Executive MPH program has a limited number of spaces available in courses each semester for non-degree-seeking students. To learn more about applying to become a special standing student, please click here. For questions about available courses, please contact the EMPH ADAP, Allyson Bianchi, at allyson.bianchi@emory.edu or at 404-727-3358.


Online Coursework

Students will view and complete all assignments through Canvas, a user-friendly interface with full training and technical assistance. 

Canvas provides:  

  • Accessibility from any location at any time via the Internet
  • Areas to turn in assignments, view lectures, discuss coursework, connect with faculty, etc.
  • Student work group meeting areas

The online environment provides convenience for working professionals and offers many channels for communication with faculty, staff, and fellow students. Faculty members and graduate assistants are also available by phone during posted office hours.

All incoming EMPH students will be enrolled in our required 2-week online orientation course, PRS500D: Strategies & Resources for Online Learning.  This course will occur prior to the start of fall semester and will familiarize you with the Canvas learning portal, allow you to get to know your peers, and interact with faculty and administrators.

*Students entering as Special Standing status during spring or summer semester will be enrolled in a required self-paced online orientation prior to the semester beginning.

On-Campus Sessions 

EMPH students meet face-to-face twice each semester— once at the beginning and again at the end of the term. These Friday through Sunday on-campus sessions are scheduled well in advance to minimize interruptions to work schedules. The on-campus sessions are an academic requirement of the program and students must be able to attend classes on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

2018-2019 On-Campus Sessions

Fall 2018: Orientation-August 23, August 24-26, November 16-18
Spring 2019: January 11-13, April 12-14
Summer 2019: May 17-19, August 2-4

2019-2020 On-Campus Sessions

Fall 2019: Orientation- August 22, August 23-25, November 15-17
Spring 2020: January 3-5, April 3-5
Summer 2020: May 15-17, July 31-August 2