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Executive Public Health, EMPH

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #156 (QS) , GA,
The Rollins School of Public Health's distance learning Executive Master of Public Health program (EMPH) offers a master's-level public health degree for busy working professionals in various professional backgrounds. 


Students in the Executive MPH program will achieve the following core MPH competencies:

  • Use analytic reasoning and quantitative methods to address questions in public health and population-based research.
  • Describe environmental conditions, including biological, physical and chemical factors, which affect the health of individuals, communities and populations.
  • Describe the use of epidemiology methods to study the etiology and control of disease and injury in populations.
  • Discuss how health policy and finance affects the delivery, quality, access and costs of health care for individuals, communities and populations.
  • Describe behavioral, social and cultural factors that contribute to the health and well being of individuals, communities and populations.
  • Critique global forces that influence the health of culturally diverse populations around the world, proposing contextually-informed evidence-based approaches to improve health outcomes.
  • Apply skills and knowledge in public health setting(s) through planned and supervised experience(s) related to professional career objectives.
  • Integrate the broad base of public health knowledge and skills acquired from coursework, practicum and other learning activities into a culminating experience (thesis, special studies project, capstone).
  • Develop the capacity for lifelong learning in public health.
  • Apply principles of ethical conduct to public health practice.

Areas of Concentration/Tracks

  • Applied Epidemiology
  • Applied Public Health Informatics
  • Prevention Science


The EMPH program is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  •  Applied Epidemiology 
  •  Introduction to Biostatistics 
  •  Applied Biostatistics
  •  Social Behavior in Public Health 
  •  Perspectives in Environmental Health 
  •  Fundamentals of Epidemiology 
  •  Addressing Key Issues in Global Health 
  •  Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 
  •  Introduction to Public Health Surveillance 
  •  Applied Public Health Informatics 
  •  Introduction to Applied Public Health Informatics 
  •  Strategies and Resources for Online Learning 
  •  Applied Epidemiology 
  •  Epidemiological Modeling 
  •  Applied Data Analysis 
  •  Case Studies in Infectious Disease 
  •  Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology 
  •  Chronic Disease Epidemiology 
  •  Advanced Modeling 
  •  Applied Biostatistics
  •  Overview of Data Sources, Standards, and Information Systems 
  •  Public Health Technology Systems and Architectures 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:


    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:


    Recommended Analytical Writing score:


    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Admission is Based on:
  • 3 years minimum full-time, paid work experience in a relevant field
  • Completion of 4-year degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher education or its foreign equivalent.
  • Abilities assessed by standardized test scores (Applied Epidemiology Track Only)
  • Professional goals relevant to track choice
  • Commitment to working in public health

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Students may enter the Executive MPH program from a variety of professional backgrounds in the public and private sector and must have a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11300 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    22600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11300 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Atlanta

  • 1213 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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