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—PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the submission of GRE scores are optional for all candidates applying to our MPH and MSPH programs for fall 2020 and 2021 admission.
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.