The MPH program provides students with both epidemiologic training as well as broad exposure to other public health disciplines. Our curriculum includes a strong foundation in epidemiologic and biostatistical methods, critical appraisal of the epidemiologic literature, and opportunities for hands-on application of the concepts covered in the classrooms. Our graduates are prepared for positions in government, non-profit, industry, and academic sectors.
MPH in Epidemiology
As part of the SOPHAS application, all applicants will need to submit the following materials when applying to Rollins:
- Personal Statement, including your interest in the field of Public Health as well as your interest in the Rollins School of Public Health. Please address your career goals.
- Two letters of recommendation
- College transcripts
- GRE scores
We do not have specific GPA or GRE score requirements.
Stats for recently admitted students:
Average GPA 3.5
Quantitative GRE (25%, 75%) 155, 163
Verbal GRE (25%, 75%)
|EPI MPH||One college math and one college science||Minimum preferred GPA of 3.0|
MPH Degree Requirements
42 credit hours: Includes an Integrative Learning Experience and an Applied Practice Experience.
Applied Practice Experience
All Rollins MPH and MSPH students are required to complete a 200-400 hour Applied Practice Experience. The Applied Practice Experience (APE) is a unique opportunity for graduate students to integrate and apply practical skills and training learned through coursework in a professional public health work environment. In most cases, students can use a part-time work position, graduate assistantship or internship to meet the Applied Practice Experience requirement. The Applied Practice Experience is a significant educational experience that requires a minimum of 200 clock hours in a public health agency, institution, or community under the supervision of a Field Supervisor and the guidance of the student's department and/or the Office of Career Development.
Students can also choose from a range of Certificates to pursue deeper exploration of specific areas of interests such as Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health, and Socio-Contextual Determinants of Health among others.
Integrative Learning Experience - Thesis
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
To view theses, click here.
What is the difference between an MPH and an MSPH in EPI?
The MPH degree is a professional degree that requires 42 hours of coursework, a thesis, and an applied practice experience.
The MSPH degree is a professional degree tailored to students with strong quantitative skills seeking to specialize in epidemiologic research and methods. It requires 48 hours of coursework, a thesis, and an applied practice experience.