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MPH Program Overview
The online master’s degree in public health at Emory University is offered as a three year distance learning program that allows busy health professionals to earn an MPH degree from one of the top public health programs in the country. As an MPH candidate who is working full time, you will be able to earn the same degree online as your peers earn on campus. Keep in mind that distance MPH students only are admitted in the fall, and you must have three years of related work experience to be considered for the distance program.
MPH Curriculum and Courses
This online master’s in public health has three primary tracks:
- Applied Epidemiology: Geared to meet the needs of a student who wants to work in epidemiology in a medical practice.
- Applied Public Health Informatics: Designed to give you the principles and methodologies that you need so that you can have a career in public health informatics.
- Prevention Science: Stresses the development/assessment of interventions in the community and gives you foundations in behavioral theories, program planning, research designing and health communication.
Core courses at Emory include introduction to public health surveillance, applied public health informatics, introduction to biostatistics, social behavior and its effects on public health, perspectives in health and the environment, and introduction to the US health care system.
MPH Admission Process And Standards
To be considered for admission, you should have at least a 3.0 GPA in your health-related bachelor’s program, three years of related work experience, GRE or MCAT scores, three references, and a solid record of leadership and scholarship in the area of health-based medicine.
MPH Tuition and Financial Aid
The tuition for the online MPH is $1320 per credit hour, and the program is 48 credit hours. The total tuition for the MPH is about $60,000. Emory University offers several scholarship and aid programs for deserving MPH candidates.