The master of public health (MPH) degree in epidemiology is a general degree in epidemiology that provides the necessary tools to conceptualize a public health problem, design studies, collect and analyze data, and interpret and report the results of studies.
MPH in Epidemiology
As part of the SOPHAS application, all applicants will need to submit the following materials when applying to Rollins:
- College transcripts
- GRE scores
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Resume (optional)
We do not have specific GPA or GRE score requirements. However, due to the strength of our applicant pool, admission is very unlikely if the score on any of the three portions of the GRE is below the 60th percentile.
Stats for recently matriculated students:
GPA average 3.5
Quantitative GRE 158
Verbal GRE 157
Analytical writing assessment 4.0
|Degree||Coursework Req||GPA||GRE Scores|
|EPI MPH||One college math and one college science||Minimum preferred GPA of 3.0||Above 60% in verbal and quantitative components preferred|
MPH Degree Requirements
42 credit hours: Includes a thesis and a practicum. This 42-credit-hour MPH program is offered as:
A traditional, four-semester format
An accelerated, three-semester format (requires departmental approval)
A dual degree (requires two semesters in-residence), and
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.
Examples of past thesis titles include:
Spatial analysis of attrition along the HIV care continuum in Atlanta metropolitan area
Interaction of cannabis use genes and implicated genes in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in a molecular pathway analysis
Sleep duration, sleep quality, and mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia after acute myocardial infarction
What is the difference between an MPH and an MSPH in EPI?
The MPH degree is a professional/practice-based degree that requires 42 credit hours, a practicum, and a thesis.
The MSPH degree is a professional degree tailored to students interested in specializing in epidemiology research and epidemiologic methods. It requires 48 hours of coursework, a thesis, and a practicum.