Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Campus Spotlight: Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health

At Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH), students learn to classify, examine, and mediate today's most demanding public health issues. The school is located in Atlanta, which is also home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Cancer Society, the Arthritis Foundation, the international humanitarian organization CARE, and numerous other state and regional health agencies. The Rollins School is part of Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center, providing access to patient care, teaching, and health-related research programs. This setting is ideal for hands-on research, partnerships with the world's leading public health agencies, and interdisciplinary work with national and international organizations.

The Rollins School's programs are community oriented, and many students bring problem-solving experience with them. Students join the school community from more than 40 U.S. states and 20countries to promote health and prevent disease across the globe. Research areas include nutrition, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, adverse reproductive outcomes, and the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS. In conjunction with the Emory Clinic, physicians from the Rollins School have created a diagnostic and evaluation facility for people exposed to environmental health hazards. The school also houses a residency program in occupational medicine.


Emory University – Rollins School of Public Health
1. 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio
2. Nearly 161 student organizations
3. Percentage of international students: 15.7%
4. Acceptance Rate: 26%
• 200 full-time faculty; over 600 employees
• 125 jointly appointed faculty members
• 350 adjunct faculty; over 200 from CDC

·         Behavioral sciences and health education
·         Biostatistics and bioinformatics
·         Environmental health
·         Epidemiology
·         Health policy and management
·         Hubert Department of Global Health
Programs and Degrees
·         22 master's degree programs –
14 MPH, 8 MSPH
·   9 joint-degree programs – MD/MPH, MSN/MPH, MBA/MPH, JD/MPH, MDiv/MPH, MTS/MPH, PA/MPH, PT/MPH, Ethics/MPH
·   2 (4+1) programs with Emory College – BA/MSPH, BS/MPH
·  10 certificate programs – public health informatics; global complex humanitarian emergencies; maternal child health; mental health; socio-contextual determinants of health; water, sanitation, and hygiene; injury prevention control; master’s international program (Peace Corps); faith and health (Emory); health and human rights (Emory)
· 6 Ph.D. programs – behavioral sciences and health education; biostatistics; epidemiology; health services research; nutrition and health sciences; environmental health sciences
• First in MPH applications out of all public health schools in the U.S.
• First in applications to any department of global health
• First in applications to any department of environmental health
• First in applications to any department of epidemiology
• First among distance-learning programs – Executive MPH
• Second in applications from minority students
• Second in research funding at Emory University
• Third largest school at Emory University
• Fourth in applications from international students
• Sixth among U.S. schools of public health (U.S. News and World Report, 2011)
• Tenth in federal funding among schools of public health
Student Body
·         1,100 master’s degree seeking students
·         195 executive MPH distance-learning students
·         150 Doctoral Students
·         25 dual-degree students (2013’s largest                group of dual-degree graduates at Emory)
·         64 master's international students will enter          the Peace Corps following graduation.
·         77 MPH students are returned Peace Corps           volunteers.
·         67 MPH students completed AmeriCorps; 5          completed Teach For America
·         22 Gates Millennial Scholars (largest number        at any school of public health)
·         41 states and 20 countries represented
·         70+ languages spoken
·         15% of the student body is                                     international; 34% minority
·         26 is the average age of new, enrolled                  students (range 21-58)
       500+ students have completed global field            research in over 65 countries
·         Approximately 50% of RSPH alumni work in Atlanta and Georgia.
·         7,600+ alumni in 102 countries and all 50 states; over 3,000 in Georgia
Financial Aid
·International students must secure their own funding or apply independently for funds through various sponsoring agencies.
Contact Information
Rollins School of Public Health
Grace Crum Rollins Building
1518 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Resources for International Students: 

International Students’ FAQ

Recruitment Calendar

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