Certificates + Special Standing

Professionals who are not seeking an MPH degree, but are hoping to enhance their public health knowledge, can engage in various executive-style educational programs at Rollins, including free-standing certificates and courses.


Certificate in Quantitative Methods in Public Health
(15 credits)

The Quantitative Methods in Public Health certificate is designed for working professionals who have determined that they need additional quantitative skills to advance their employment opportunities. Individuals who are eligible for the certificate already have a master’s or terminal degree OR they have a bachelor’s degree with 3 or more years of relevant work experience.

Quantitative Methods in Public Health certificate applicants should demonstrate strong quantitative and analytical abilities through one or more of the following: professional work experience, academic history, or valid standardized test score.  If evidence of quantitative and analytical aptitude is missing or incomplete, additional information to assess these skills will be requested.

If you are a prospective student and would like to learn more about our certificate programs, please contact us at emph@emory.edu.


Courses for the certificate in Quantitative Methods for Public Health include:


Special Standing Courses

The Executive MPH program has a limited number of spaces available in courses each semester for non-degree-seeking students. Enrollment in EMPH coursework is based on availability and meeting course pre-requisites. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a minimum of 3 years of professional work experience and a strong quantitative skill set (Applied Epidemiology courses only).

If you are a prospective student and would like to learn more about special standing enrollment, please contact us at emph@emory.edu.

Online Experience

The EMPH learning experience will occur in an online environment called Canvas. Students will view and complete all assignments through Canvas, interact with peers and faculty members, and engage in learning exercises. This flexible format is designed to work with your lifestyle!

All incoming students will be enrolled in our required 2-week online orientation course, PRS500D: Strategies & Resources for Online Learning. This course will occur prior to the start of fall semester and will familiarize you with the Canvas learning portal and prepare you to be succesful in distance-based learning. The pre-semester online orientation for students entering during the fall 2023 will occur from August 4 - August 20. Participation in PRS 500D during this time frame is expected and required for enrollment.

*Students entering as Special Standing status during spring or summer semester will be enrolled in a required self-paced online orientation prior to the semester beginning.

Virtual Sessions 

EMPH students meet virtually in real time, over a long weekend, each semester— once at the beginning and again at the end of the term. These weekend sessions are an academic requirement of the program and students must be able to attend classes on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

2023-2024 Virtual Weekend Sessions

Fall 2023: August 25-27 and November 17-19 
Spring 2024: January 12-14 and April 12-14
Summer 2024: May 17-19 and August 2-4

*The dates above are accurate pending no changes from the university.