Policies and Procedures

As occurs in any large organization, established procedures and forms are necessary to accomplish tasks. We have made an effort to keep these simple, clear and to a minimum.

Grading Policies and Academic Probation

The symbols A, A-, B+, B, B-, C, F, W, WF, S, U, WU, IP, I, IF and AUD are used in the

Rollins School of Public Health to indicate the following:

GRADING SYMBOLS

MEANING

QUALITY POINTS

A

4.0

A-

3.7

B+

3.3

B

3.0

B-

2.7

C

2.0

F

Fail

0.0


“W”: Withdrawal without failing. A grade of “W” will be reflected on the students’ academic record. This grade has no numerical value and is not included in the calculation of the students’ G.P.A.
“WF”: Withdrawal while failing. A grade of “WF” is counted as an “F”, and will carry zero (0) grade points, in computing the G.P.A.
“IP”: The notation of “IP” (in  progress) is generally given for a practicum, special study project or thesis that is not yet complete. This grade is given at the end of the grading period until the final grade is assigned. It is not calculated in the students’ G.P.A. Once a final grade is assigned, that grade will be calculated into the overall GPA.
“S”: Satisfactory is awarded when the student is enrolled in a course on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) basis, rather than a letter grade basis, and satisfactorily completes the required assignments. This grade has no numeric value and is not included in the calculation of the student’s GPA.
“U”: Unsatisfactory is awarded when the student is enrolled in a course on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) basis, rather than a letter grade basis, and does not satisfactorily complete the required assignments.
“WU”: Withdrawal while making unsatisfactory progress. A grade of “WU” is counted as a “U” and adds no numeric value towards the student’s GPA.
“I”: An incomplete is issued when a student does not complete assigned course work during the prescribed period. A student having two (2) or more incompletes will not be permitted to register for additional courses without special permission from the Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Incomplete grades automatically convert to an “IF” if the student does not satisfactorily complete the course within the time allowed by the instructor, with a maximum of one traditional academic semester (fall or spring), and the student may be required to repeat the course.
“Audit”: Students who audit courses must register and pay full tuition. Based upon available space, they will be permitted to audit a class. Classes taken for audit cannot be applied toward the MPH or MSPH degree requirements.
NOTE: The MPH/MSPH Program does not use the grade of “D”. No course credit is given for grades of F, U, W, WU, Audit, IP, I, IF or WF.
If you take courses outside of the Rollins School of Public Health the grades you earn WILL be calculated into your overall GPA. Grades for courses taken outside of RSPH will reflect that school’s grading system.

In keeping with the principles of academic freedom, responsibility for evaluation of a student’s work rests with the course instructor. The grade appeal process is designed to assure that the grading system is applied fairly to all individuals in the class.

When students believe that their work merits a different grade than that assigned by the course instructor, they should first contact their instructor as soon as possible, not to exceed one month after the grade is posted in OPUS. The instructor and student should discuss the grade.

If, following a discussion with the instructor, students believe their work was not fairly assessed, they may submit an appeal in writing within two weeks (and with any documents at issue) to the department ADAP in which the course was offered. This material will be reviewed in a timely way by the department chair in consultation with the course instructor.

Should students believe the department review to be unfair, they may appeal the decision, in writing and within two weeks, to the associate dean for academic affairs, who may consult the Academic Standards Committee. The student will be notified of the review outcome by the Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Students are required to maintain an overall GPA of 2.7 for graduation. Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.7 after having attempted at least ten (10) credits in the traditional program, or six credits if in the Executive MPH program, will be placed on academic probation. Students on probation must raise their cumulative GPA to 2.7 within the next ten (10) attempted credits of enrollment for students in the traditional program or within the next six (6) attempted credits for students enrolled in the Executive MPH programs. Failure to do so will result in exclusion from the program. Once the student has achieved a 2.7 GPA and probation has been removed, the 2.7 GPA must be maintained until graduation. If the student again falls below the 2.7 GPS requirement, she or her will be excluded from the program and has a maximum of 30 days to appeal the exclusion.

A student having two (2) or more incompletes will not be permitted to register for additional courses without special permission from the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Incomplete grades automatically convert to an “IF” if the student does not satisfactorily complete the course within one traditional academic semester (Fall or Spring) and the student may be required to repeat the course.

Courses may be taken for grade, satisfactory/unsatisfactory, or audit. Students are able to change a course grading basis within the first two weeks of the first day of classes. All core courses must be taken for a letter grade.

Students may register for elective courses using a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading basis rather than a letter grade grading basis with the permission of the course instructor. They should check with the assistant director of academic programs to assure that a course may be taken S/U. The grade of S indicates at least passing course work (B-). No more than six credit hours may be taken under the S/U grading basis, not including courses for which the only grading basis is S/U.

Students may choose to audit a course with the permission of the course instructor and with the assistance of their ADAP to register for the course. Students should discuss the expectations of auditing a course with the instructor prior to registering for the course. Classes taken for audit do not apply towards degree requirements, and the charge is the same as a credit course.

The Academic Standards Committee is charged with monitoring student academic progress. Department chairs will inform faculty of students who have been dismissed from the program.

Any student who has been dismissed from the program by a majority vote of the Academic Standards Committee will be informed of the mechanism for appeal in a letter notifying him/her of dismissal. The student may appeal the dismissal directly to the Academic Standards Committee. The Academic Standards Committee will then make the decision of what steps, if any, the student is to take for reinstatement. This information is to be conveyed in written form to the student.

A student who has been dismissed from the MPH/MSPH program may not approach faculty members regarding grade changes unless the student has received specific instructions
from the Academic Standards Committee. If a student, without specific instructions from the Academic Standards Committee, contacts a faculty member regarding conditions for changing his/her status, the faculty member will refer the student directly back to the Academic Standards Committee.

Enrollment Policies

Schedule changes can be made only during the add/drop/swap period via OPUS. Add/drop/swap dates are posted on the Academic Calendar.

Dropping a course during this period means no record of the registration will be noted on the student’s transcript. After the stated schedule change deadline, students wishing to leave the university, or withdraw from a course must fill out a withdrawal form found on our Web Forms page.
Students needing to withdraw should contact their departmental ADAP.

Although attendance generally is not recorded, students are expected to attend all classes and to negotiate absences with the course instructor.

If a student finds that he/she will not be able to attend classes for an extended period of time (beyond one week), it is recommended that the student contact both the instructor and the Department ADAP to advise them of the situation and to discuss if the anticipated absence may adversely impact the student’s academic progress.

Students will be held responsible for information and completion of assignments missed during absences.

Cancellation

Students who wish to cancel their registration for a given term must secure permission from their ADAP and RSPH Enrollment Services. No record of attendance will be made on the student's transcript for the given term. The last day for complete cancellation for any student is the same as the last day of the schedule add/drop/swap change period.
Incoming students receiving permission for a complete cancellation of registration will
receive a full tuition refund minus the required deposit ($300).

Complete Withdrawal

Students who wish to withdraw from school for a given term must secure permission from their ADAP. Students withdrawing from school will receive the appropriate mark of withdrawal (W, WF, or WU) in consultation with faculty teaching the courses in which the student was enrolled.
Unofficial withdrawal results in 100% forfeiture of tuition. If a student officially withdraws, the student may be eligible for a tuition adjustment and possible refund of payments depending upon the date of withdrawal. Refunds are only processed for complete withdrawal.

The tuition readjustment schedule for complete withdrawals is located on the Student Financial Services website at (http://studentfinancials.emory.edu/deadlines.aspx). 

Financial aid awards that pay part or all of the student charges are prorated accordingly. Refunds for Federal (Title IV) aid recipients will be prorated in accordance with Federal regulations. Prior to withdrawal, students should contact the Office of Financial Aid and the Student Financial Services Office regarding the impact of withdrawing upon their aid and charges.

In order to maintain compliance with federal regulations, students must submit the Emory University, Office of the Registrar, Notification of Withdrawal Form, with appropriate instructor signatures to their Department ADAP within two weeks of their last day of attendance. The Notification of Withdrawal forms may be found on-line at http://www.sph.emory.edu/rollins-life/enrollment-services/webforms/index.html.

Partial Withdrawal

Students who wish to withdraw from one or more, but not all, courses for which they are enrolled must secure permission from the instructor. Students withdrawing from one or more courses will receive the appropriate mark of withdrawal (W, WF, or WU) in consultation with faculty teaching the courses in which the student was enrolled. Student should submit the completed and signed partial withdrawal form to their ADAP to be processed by RSPH Enrollment Services. The partial withdrawal for may be found online at http://www.sph.emory.edu/rollins-life/enrollment-services/webforms/index.html. Students receiving permission for a partial withdrawal will receive no tuition refund.

Involuntary Withdrawal Policy and Procedure

Emory University considers the safety and welfare of its students, faculty, and staff a top priority. When a student engages in behavior that violates Emory's rules of conduct, the behavior will be addressed as a disciplinary matter under the applicable Student Conduct Code. The Student Conduct Code defines prohibited conduct and outlines a process for conducting disciplinary proceedings.

This Involuntary Withdrawal Policy and Procedure is not a disciplinary code, policy or process. It is not intended to apply to situations in which a student engages in behavior that violates the University's rules of conduct. It is intended to apply when a student's observed conduct, actions and/or statements indicate a direct threat to the student's own health and/or safety, or a direct threat to the health and/or safety of others. There may be situations in which both this Involuntary Withdrawal Policy and the Student Conduct Code may apply. In all cases, the Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs shall have final authority regarding the decision, enactment, enforcement, and management of the involuntary withdrawal of a student. Refer to Page 52 of 2017-2018 RSPH Clifton Notes for the complete policy and procedure which can be found at https://www.sph.emory.edu/academics/catalog/index.html

If a student finds his/her interests have changed and a department different from the one s/he entered would better facilitate his/her career goals, the student can petition to change departments by completing a Department Transfer Request form found on the web at http://www.sph.emory.edu/rollins-life/enrollment-services/webforms/index.html. The student is required to discuss this request with the Chair or the ADAP in his/her current department and the Chair or the ADAP in the department in which he/she wishes to enroll. The petition will be reviewed for admission to the new department. The Department may or may not admit the petitioning student. If approved, each chair will sign the form indicating his or her approval.

Students wishing to substitute a course or waive a course for an MPH/MSPH required course must submit a Course Petition form found on the web at http://www.sph.emory.edu/rollins- life/enrollment-services/webforms/index.html to the department's ADAP.

It is recommended that students submit all petitions for course substitutions/waivers during their first semester at RSPH before the course is offered. This will assure timely review and the student's academic progress will not be impeded.

Students may enroll in other Emory University schools with the permission of their ADAP, the instructor, and the deans of the two schools or their designees. The student will register through his or her school of residence. Depending on the course, the credits may or may
not count towards completing degree requirements. Students should coordinate with their ADAPs to determine if the course will count towards required coursework or just as additional electives beyond the degree requirements.


If a course is not available at Emory University, an RSPH student may take courses at other universities/colleges participating in the Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Educations (ARCHE). The website for ARCHE is http://www.atlantahighered.org. Emory students wishing to participate must obtain a form from Emory University’s Registrar and then obtain permission from their ADAP. Questions related to cross registration should be first directed
to the student’s ADAP and then to Enrollment Services.


Students should not register for a course offered through the ARCHE program the semester that they intend to graduate unless there are unusual circumstances requiring a student to do so for the completion of their degree.

Directed Study is the generic name given to a course which is developed for a student by both the student and a faculty member. The course must either:
  • Elaborate on the subject matter of a current MPH/MSPH Program course or;
  • Contain subject matter which is not offered in the MPH/MSPH program and pertain to public health but not a part of the research for a student's Thesis/SSP.

A directed study should complement, rather than replace or substitute for course work. Students must consult their ADAP in completing the Proposal for Directed Study. Forms are available on the web at http://www.sph.emory.edu/rollins-life/enrollment- services/webforms/index.html. The Directed Study Instructor and Chair/Director must approve and sign the form which the student will submit to the ADAP. After receiving approval from the ADAP, students may register for the Directed Study Course.
The maximum number of total Directed Study credits cannot exceed seven (7) hours.

The Rollins School of Public Health offers several dual degree programs with other schools at Emory. These include the JD/MPH, the MBA/MPH, the PA/MPH, the MD/MPH, the MSN/MPH, the DPT/MPH, MDiv/MPH, MTS/MPH, MA in Bioethics/MPH, PhD/MPH, and MPH/JM.

Students in dual degree programs must complete two academic semesters (usually fall and spring) in residence in the Rollins School of Public Health. The Dual Degree Program Liaison is Kathy Wollenzien (404-727-5707); kwollen@emory.edu.

Students may request enrollment verifications through their Student Center in OPUS under the Academics section. The enrollment verification includes the total number of credit hours taken, current and/or past semesters enrolled, dates of enrollment, expected graduation date, and degree earned. With student authorization, your cumulative GPA may be verified. Students may choose to print the enrollment verification themselves which does print on official letterhead or request that the verification be sent to a third party. There is no additional charge to have the verification sent to the third party as long as it is sent by standard mail delivery.

The required total credits for the MPH/MSPH degree will be limited to credits successfully completed within the five-year period preceding the awarding of degrees. Under extraordinary circumstances, a student may request an extension to the five year limit. To request such an extension, a student must submit a request form (available on the web at http://www.sph.emory.edu/rollins-life/enrollment-services/webforms/index.html) in advance to the Enrollment Services Office. The Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs must approve the request. Students who exceed the five-year limit may be required to repeat courses.

Full-time enrollment in the MPH/MSPH Program is considered nine (9) semester hours. The student's Faculty Advisor or the Department's ADAP may approve a student's request to enroll in up to sixteen (16) credit hours per semester.

Any student seeking to enroll in more than sixteen (16) hours must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 (or higher) and obtain the permission of his/her Advisor and the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Only in extraordinary circumstances will a student be permitted to enroll in more than 17 credit hours in a semester.

Graduate in Residence is a special registration category reserved for eligible RSPH students. To be eligible to register as a Graduate in Residence, students must have satisfactorily registered for all degree requirements, fulfilled their financial requirements, and be in the final stages of completing their degree.


Students enrolled in this status will be assessed a reduced tuition rate. Students registered as Graduate in Residence will be considered full-time, will be eligible for limited federal loans, and will have the on-campus privileges of all full-time students. The Graduate in Residence status carries no academic credit.


Students may be registered as a Graduate in Residence for no more than 3 semesters. Before a student is registered for the second or third semester as GIR, continued progress towards the completion of the degree must be demonstrated to the Department. If a student is not able to demonstrate progress towards completing degree requirements, the Department may deny this registration until due progress is demonstrated.


As of Fall 2017 the fee structure for Graduate in Residence is $1000.00 per semester plus the university fees: Student Activity fee ($89.00); Student Athletic fee ($120.00); Mental Health fee ($58.00).

Application for graduation

Students must make formal application in OPUS for a degree to be awarded in a particular semester. Submitting the degree application for graduation in OPUS is due during the early part of the semester in which the student intends to graduate. There is a $25 fee for applications submitted after the University deadline. There is no penalty for a student who applies for a degree but fails to complete all requirements for the degree in that semester. Please note, however, that all students must submit an application in the semester in which they intend to graduate, even if they have submitted an application in past semesters. If students are enrolled in a dual degree program, they must submit separate applications with each school. Students must be enrolled during the semester in which they intend to graduate.

Requirements for graduating students:

  • An overall GPA of 2.70 is required for graduation.
  • Students must pass all required MPH/MSPH core and department core courses.
  • Students must have completed at least 42 semester hours (MPH) or 48 semester hours (MSPH) within five years from original enrollment.
  • Students must complete their financial responsibility of paying the total tuition for their academic plan ( 4 semesters, 3 semesters, Dual Degree and 4+1 Programs, Executive MPH, and Part-time)
  • A passing grade (B- or better or S) must be achieved on the SSP/Thesis or in the
  • Capstone Course.
  • Students must complete a practicum and completed the information in the Practicum Web Portal for clearance.
  • Students are required to enroll in the semester in which they wish to graduate.
  • Students who wish to graduate in any semester MUST file an “Application for Degree” before the deadline for that semester.

All requirements must be met before a student is awarded the MPH or MSPH degree.

Each semester, the deadline to apply for graduation is listed in the student course schedule.

Requirements for participation in the graduation ceremony

Students must have completed ALL course work and degree requirements to participate in the graduation ceremonies including their thesis and special studies project.

Rollins students who wish to file a grievance or disagreement that does not fall within the jurisdiction of the RSPH Student Honor and Conduct Code should first discuss the concern with the Departmental Assistant Director of Academic Programs. Depending on the nature and/or complexity of the complaint, the Assistant Director of Academic Programs may choose to address the issue with the appropriate parties her/himself or to share the grievance with the Department Chair for further review and discussion. 

Students should be aware that there are student groups within the SGA organization that represent student concerns which may be able to assist with the initial expression of the complaint. Additionally the Associate Dean of Administration and Finance holds semester meetings to address general operations/facilities complaints with SGA Executive Board Officers.

Students who are not satisfied with the resolution through these channels, may present their grievance to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs. The Associate Dean of Student Affairs may choose to address the issue and resolve the grievance on an informal basis.  If the student is not satisfied with this methodology, he/she may file a formal complaint.

To file a formal complaint, the student must submit a written statement addressed to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs. The statement must state the charge to be considered; describe fully the nature of the complaint, the evidence and all circumstances surrounding the event(s). The Associate Dean of Student Affairs will convene a meeting of an Ad Hoc Grievance Committee, comprised of two faculty members and one student who are not affiliated with the Department linked to the grievance. The Grievance Committee will review the written complaint. The Grievance Committee may request additional information from the grievant as well as statements and additional information from other persons involved in the situation. If necessary the Grievance Committee may request a meeting with these persons.

On the basis of the written statement and additional information, the Grievance Committee will make a recommendation to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Taking into consideration the information and supporting documentation provided, the Associate Dean will determine the legitimacy of the grievance and any further action to be taken. The Associate Dean will inform the student and the Grievance Committee of the final determination.

A student may appeal the determination to the Grievance Appeal Council through the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will preside over this session. The decision of the Grievance Appeal Council is final.

Use of the RSPH school grievance procedure will not prejudice in any way a student’s rights under the University Student Grievance Procedure.

Financial Aid Grievance Process 

“Federal financial aid laws and regulations require that each state have a process to review and act on complaints concerning educational institutions in the state. If you have a complaint, you may, of course, file a complaint with Emory’s financial aid office or call the Trust Line at 1-888-550-8850 or file a report online at www.mycompliancereport.com/EmoryTrustLineOnline. You may also file a complaint about Emory University with the State of Georgia Office of Inspector General by following the directions at the Office of Inspector General (OIG) website. In the event that OIG receives a student complaint relating to financial aid, it will be forwarded to the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education.”

Emory University considers the safety and welfare of its students, faculty, and staff a top priority. When a student engages in behavior that violates Emory's rules of conduct, the behavior will be addressed as a disciplinary matter under the applicable Student Conduct Code. The Student Conduct Code defines prohibited conduct and outlines a process for conducting disciplinary proceedings.

This Involuntary Withdrawal Policy and Procedure is not a disciplinary code, policy or process. It is not intended to apply to situations in which a student engages in behavior that violates the University's rules of conduct. It is intended to apply when a student's observed conduct, actions and/or statements indicate a direct threat to the student's own health and/or safety, or a direct threat to the health and/or safety of others. There may be situations in which both this Involuntary Withdrawal Policy and the Student Conduct Code may apply. In all cases, the Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs shall have final authority regarding the decision, enactment, enforcement, and management of the involuntary withdrawal of a student.

A student in good academic standing may be granted up to two one-year leaves of absence upon recommendation of the student’s department and approval of the dean. The student must demonstrate that during this period he or she must (or plans to) interrupt progress toward the degree. The student should be aware that the University will not certify to loan officers or governmental agencies that a student on leave of absence is in residence or actively pursuing a course of study.


For the purpose of determining eligibility for leave of absence, a student must be in good academic standing and have resolved all incomplete work. Time spent in leave of absence does not count toward the five-year limit. Students beyond this limit are not eligible for leave, but may apply for extension of the time within which to complete degree requirements, in full accord with the rules governing such extensions.
Leaves of absence are not to be used to resolve academic difficulties, reconsider continuation in study, or finish incomplete work. Rather, this policy is intended to allow students to “step out of” academic work for a specified period, during which they will be unable to continue work in any way, as when required to take advantage of a unique professional opportunity, deal with short-term disabilities, or meet competing responsibilities of a nature which preclude meaningful work toward the degree.


A student desiring to return to the Rollins School of Public Health after a leave of absence should request readmission at least thirty days prior to the beginning of the term in which he or she wishes to return.

Students who wish to withdraw from one or more, but not all, courses for which they are enrolled must secure permission from their department ADAP and the Director of Enrollment Services, Robie Freeman Michaux. Students withdrawing from one or more courses will receive the appropriate mark of withdrawal (W, WF, or WU) in consultation with faculty teaching the courses in which the student was enrolled.

Students receiving permission for a partial withdrawal will receive no tuition refund.

A vital component of the public health experience is active participation in structured experiential education opportunities. These experiences are valuable components of both
the educational process and professional preparation. Through established partnerships with multiple public health agencies, students find opportunities to apply knowledge and research findings to real-world experiences. A distinguishing feature of The Rollins School of Public Health is the proximity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CARE, the Carter Center and The American Cancer Society and other agencies that provide excellent
practicum sites.

Opportunities for students to enrich their learning through structured para-professional experiences are continually being developed. The departmental ADAPs serve as the primary administrative units for the management, coordination and monitoring of these learning/experience-building opportunities. A 200-400 hour practicum is required of all students entering into an MPH or MSPH degree program in the Rollins School of Public Health and the Rollins Practicum Portal. Additional information about the practicum requirement can be found at the following web site: http://www.sph.emory.edu/rollins-life/community-engaged-learning/practicum/index.html

Continuing students are expected to pre-register. Pre-registration dates will be provided by Enrollment Services. All degree-seeking students are eligible to pre-register using OPUS. Incoming students may pre-register for courses in consultation with their Department ADAP during the specified time period. Instructions for OPUS self-registration are available through the Office of the Registrar.

Students should contact their ADAP if they have any questions about this process. Non-degree students will be enrolled for courses by the Office of Student Services.

A student who does not consecutively register for a semester (other than summer semester) must complete a Rollins School of Public Health Readmission Request form (available on the web at http://www.sph.emory.edu/rollins-life/enrollment-services/webforms/index.html), at least 30 days before the start of the term for which admission is sought. Students who were previously enrolled more than five years ago may not use a readmission form but must submit a new application for admission to the school.

Student should consult the academic calendar for registration dates. Students not completing registration by the regularly scheduled registration days are charged a $150 late registration fee. Late registration is possible only during the add/drop/swap period (usually the five working days following the first day of classes). Registration for any term is not complete until all registration requirements and financial responsibilities to the University have been met. Information on methods of payment and alternative funding plans may be requested from the Office of Student Financial Services http://www.emory.edu/studentfinancials/ in the Boisfeuillet Jones Center.

The Rollins School of Public Health usually allows students who are not degree seeking students to register for courses. Admission of students in special standing to courses is determined by the availability of space and by permission of the department. For information regarding enrollment as a special standing student, please contact RSPH Admissions at sphadmissions@emory.edu. A maximum of 9 semester hours of special standing course work may be applied toward the MPH/MSPH degree.


For additional information about Special Standing program processes and policies, please visit the School of Public Health website at: http://www.sph.emory.edu/academics/special-standing-students/index.html.

Transfer credit

Transfer credit is academic credit granted for a student of Emory University for academic course work completed outside of the MPH/MSPH program at an accredited academic institution. This may include schools within Emory University or at other universities. A petition must be submitted to and approved by the appropriate department chair(s).  The Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will evaluate the request if there is a discrepancy between the departments. To assure timely review, students should submit all petitions for transfer credits during their first semester at RSPH. Early determination facilitates the student’s academic progress.

Transfer credit will not be awarded for:

  • course work that has previously been applied towards another degree or credential, such as a certificate program; or
  • undergraduate level coursework. 

MPH/MSPH Degree Program

The maximum number of semester hours of successfully completed course work that can be transferred toward the MPH/MSPH Degree from another school or institution and or credit
by examination is six (6) semester hours. Additionally, the transcript must reflect a grade of an “A” or “B”  for  transfer  credit  to  be  granted.  Transfer of credit will not be granted to students if the courses the student wishes to transfer were completed more than three years prior to enrollment in the MPH/MSPH program.

Dual Degree Program

The maximum number of semester hours of successfully completed course work that can be transferred toward the MPH degree program from another school or institution and or credit by examination by a participant in a dual degree program is four (4) semester hours.  The transcript must reflect a grade of an “A” or “B” for transfer  credit  to  be  granted.  Transfer credits must have been completed within three years prior to enrollment in the initial degree program.

Certificate Programs

Credits from another academic institution may not be transferred towards the completion of a stand-alone certificate program.  If an applicant has completed coursework at the graduate school level at an accredited academic institution that he/she believes is similar in content, the applicant may submit a request to waive that particular course, affording them the opportunity to take another related course to complete the certificate requirements.

Students may obtain official copies of their transcript through their Student Center in OPUS under the Academics section. Students may order either an electronic transcript or a paper transcript to be delivered to themselves or to a specific person or organization. Specific details and screenshots of how to order a transcript can be found at http://www.registrar.emory.edu/Students/Transcripts/etransopus.html

There is no additional cost to order a transcript unless special delivery method other than the standard United States Postal Service is requested.