The master of science in public health (MSPH) degree in epidemiology is designed for students wanting to specialize exclusively in the science of epidemiology with an intense concentration in epidemiologic methods. The MSPH degree offers a more in-depth education in the analytic aspects of epidemiology.
- Identify, collect, manage, analyze, interpret, and report population-based data to drive control and prevention
- Develop additional abilities in advanced epidemiologic methods
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: 3.8
Quantitative GRE: 163
Verbal GRE: 155
Analytical writing assessment: 4.0
|Degree||Coursework Req||GPA||GRE Scores|
College level calculus and one college science
|Minimum preferred GPA of 3.5||Above 60% in verbal and quantitative components preferred|
MSPH Degree Requirements
48 credit hours: Includes a thesis and a practicum.
This 48-credit-hour MSPH program is offered in a traditional, four-semester format, or part-time.
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:
Disproportional demographics and tumor characteristics of cancer cases treated in Commission on Cancer (CoC) versus non-CoC accredited hospitals in Georgia
An investigation of the variation of level of lesion of spina bifida in all births in the presence and absence of maternal folic acid supplementation in China, 1993-1996
Associations of base excision repair genotypes with incident, sporadic colorectal adenoma according to antioxidant enzyme genotypes and oxidative balance-related environmental exposures
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.