The Candler School of Theology collaborates with the School of Public Health in offering a dual degree program awarding both the master of theological studies and master of public health degrees (MTS/MPH). As with the MDiv/MPH program, a MTS/MPH prepares students to use a theological foundation when working in the public health field.
MTS/MPH: Master of Theological Studies and Master of Public Health
May be completed in three years
- Years one and three are spent at the Candler School of Theology (minimum 51 credits)
- Year two is spent at Rollins (minimum 32-35 credits)
Public health professional who hold the MPH dual degree with MDiv or MTS are trained to work in the public health area within the context of religion and the theological knowledge to enhance health programs for special populations.
Students must apply to and be accepted into each school separately in order to be eligible for a dual degree.
All applications to Rollins are completed in SOPHAS – The Centralized Application Service for Public Health.
For instructions on applying to Candler School of Theology, click here.
For instructions on applying to Rollins, click here.
The dual degree program may be completed in three years. The first year is spent at the Candler School of Theology, the second year at Rollins School of Public Health, and the third year is completed at Candler. In order to meet degree requirements for the MTS, the student must complete a minimum of 51 hours at Candler. MTS requirements are similar to those of a traditional MTS student. MTS/MPH dual degree students may complete the MPH thesis or special study project in conjunction with their MTS integrative paper or thesis.
Public health professionals who hold the MPH/MTS are trained to work in public health within the context of religion and the theological knowledge to enhance health programs for special populations.