Executive MPH (EMPH) Program Update

The Rollins School of Public Health released a new five-year strategic plan in September 2023. The plan is strongly focused on evolving and innovating the school’s educational offerings, including reimagining and enhancing how we serve adult and part-time learners while simultaneously expanding our online offerings.

As Rollins develops a new vision for part-time and online public health education, we will be sunsetting the EMPH program in its current form and will not be recruiting for a fall 2024 class.

Although Rollins has paused enrollment for the EMPH program at this time, there are still opportunities for part-time education. If you would like to learn more about admissions to other Rollins Departments, please visit the Rollins Admissions Page.

Program Information for Current EMPH Students

The following is essential information for students already enrolled in the EMPH program.

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: 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.

Applied Epidemiology Track

About: Applied Epidemiology is a research-based program, where students learn to model diseases and disease indicators in populations.

MPH Degree Requirements: Applied Epidemiology: 42 credit hours, successful completion of an Applied Practice Experience (APE), and a thesis.

Prevention Science Track

About: The Prevention Science track emphasizes the development and assessment of community or population-based interventions across a wide range of public health issues.

MPH Degree Requirements: 42 credit hours, successful completion of an Applied Practice Experience (APE), and an Integrative Learning Experience.

Tuition 2024-2025

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

Degree ProgramLength of Degree ProgramSemester Rate [1-2]*
Executive Master of Public Health 6 Semesters $13,832
Executive Master of Public Health 9 Semesters $1,960/credit hour

Executive MPH offers a fixed fee rate for students who enroll in a 6 term program taking at least 6 credit hours per term. Students who cannot commit to 6 credit hours per term will enroll part-time and pay the credit hour rate. Rate applies to both hybrid and online formats.

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

You can also visit Emory University Office of Financial Aid's website for a Graduate Student Full Cost of Attendance overview: https://studentaid.emory.edu/graduate/apply/cost-of-attendance.html 

Contact Us

General Inquiries

Please contact emph@emory.edu

Current Students

Contact: Zelda Ray, ADAP

If you are an EMPH student, please contact Zelda directly with any inquiries. Your associate director of academic programs (ADAP), Zelda Ray, can assist with academic advisement-related questions for currently enrolled EMPH students.

EMPH Faculty

Find EMPH faculty in the Rollins directory.


Get in touch with us.


Melissa Alperin

 Melissa (Moose) Alperin

Director, Executive MPH

Faculty, Behavioral Sciences and Health Ed.

Phone: 404-727-2928
FAX: 404-727-1835

Email Moose

Linelle Blais

Linelle Blais

Associate Track Director, Prevention Science

Phone: 404-727-4087

Email Linelle


Aimee Cabrera

Instructional Designer, 
Executive MPH

Phone: 404-727-9850

Email Aimee


Laurie Gaydos

Deputy Director, Executive MPH

Faculty, Health Policy and Management

Phone: 404-727-6554
FAX: 404-727-9198

Email Laurie


Karen Hudson

Administrative Coordinator,
Executive MPH

Phone: 404-727-5132
FAX: 404-727-1835

Email Karen

Vijaya Kancherla

Vijaya Kancherla 

Associate Track Director, Applied Epidemiology 

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology

Phone: 404-727-8884

Email Vijaya

Juan Leon, PhD, MPH

Juan Leon

EMPH Thesis Advisor

Associate Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health

Email Juan



Laura Lloyd

Applied Practice Experience Advisor,
Executive MPH

Phone: 404-727-3035
FAX: 404-727-1835

Email Laura


Zelda C. Ray

Associate Director of Academic Programs,
Executive MPH

Phone: 404-727-9489
FAX: 404-727-1835

Email Zelda


Manish Tripathi

Instructional Designer,
Executive MPH

Phone: 404-727-8696
FAX: 404-727-1835

Email Manish