The MPH program provides broad exposure to public health training, with emphasis on epidemiologic approaches. Our curriculum provides a strong foundation in epidemiologic and biostatistical methods with elective flexibility, preparing our graduates 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 matriculated students:
GPA average 3.5
Quantitative GRE 158
Verbal GRE 157
Analytical writing assessment 4.0
|EPI MPH||One college math and one college science||Minimum preferred GPA of 3.0|
MPH Degree Requirements
42 credit hours: Includes a Thesis and an Applied Practice Experience. 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
Applied Practice Experience
All Rollins MPH and MSPH students are required to complete a 200-400 hour 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.
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.
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.
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 an applied practice experience.