Tuition + Aid

Welcome to an overview of costs and funding opportunities associated with attending the Rollins School of Public Health.

Funding a graduate school education requires commitment and investment. At Rollins, we partner with students to help identify resources that will support our student’s educational investment. The Rollins School of Public Health offers one of the lowest tuition rates when compared to other top schools of public health in the nation. We are committed to supporting our students through a variety of financial aid resources. Financial aid can include a combination of institutional funds, loans, and student employment opportunities.

The Rollins School of Public Health offers merit, mission, and need based scholarships as well as information to help you access the resources needed to fund your graduate school education.

Our funding opportunities recognize academic achievement and leadership potential within the field of public health. Our students value the opportunities afforded to them at Rollins.


My Nguyen

...Rollins’ emphasis on both having research and academic knowledge in applied field work appealed to me as someone who came straight from undergrad. It helped bridge the gap between like, ‘What are we really learning in classrooms and how can we actually go into the community and apply that hands-on?’ I wanted to get that experience from my MPH in order to move forward with these skills.

My Nguyen
Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences MPH ’22,

To maximize your opportunity for funding, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) early. Funding for a graduate education is not like undergraduate funding. Awards are not based upon parental income. Submitting your FAFSA early will ensure consideration for institutional grant opportunities. The FAFSA will be available December 31 for the following academic year. In addition, please submit your completed SOPHAS application by our January 5th deadline to be considered for Merit Scholarships.

For federal student loans, need-based scholarships, and REAL:

Submit the FAFSA by February 1 for Rollins Earn and Learn (REAL) award consideration.

Don’t forget to include Emory’s School Code (001564) when completing the form.

The following table refers to the 2024-2025 school year.

Degree ProgramLength of Degree ProgramFull Time Semester Rate [1-2]*
Master of Public Health 4 Semesters $20,800
Master of Public Health (Accelerated) 3 Semesters $27,872
Master of Science in Public Health 4 Semesters $24,128
Dual Degree Program 2 Semesters in Public Health $32,240
Accelerated MPH for External Graduate/Professional Programs**

2 Semesters in Public Health 


Part-time students (enrolled in less than 9 credit hours) - Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Public Health Based on the number of credit hours completed per semester $2,370/credit hour
Graduate in Residence See Note [3] $1,100

[1] All full-time degree-seeking students (with an exception of the distance program) are charged the semester rate.
[2] The full-time semester rate is based on enrollment of nine credit hours or more.

[3] During summer semesters, the hourly rate goes into effect when students sign up for coursework above the three or four semester-program plans, or if they enroll in eight credit hours or less.

*FY2025-2026 tuition rates are subject to change upon further review of market conditions within these programs.

**The dual degree (2 semester tuition rate) is charged for the Accelerated MPH for External Graduate/Professional Degree Program (2 semesters).


You can also visit Emory University Office of Financial Aid's website for a Graduate Student Full Cost of Attendance overview: 

  • One-time $350 administrative fee for entering students
  • One-time $70 transcript fee for entering students
  • Recreation and athletic - $163.00 per semester
  • Activity - $104.00 per semester
  • Health and Wellness – $108.00 per semester

Most students are not enrolled for the summer semester. Those that are will be charged the following summer semester fees:

  • Recreation and athletic – $64.00
  • Health and Wellness - $108.00

All full-time Rollins students (enrolled in nine or more credit hours) are required to have health insurance. Students must either purchase the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan (offered by Aetna/The Chickering Group) or provide documentation of enrollment in a comparable United States domiciled health insurance plan. Read more...

Health Insurance costs for 2024-2025 are estimated to be $2,598 per semester.