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The MD/MPH program is designed to be completed within five years, four of which are spent primarily in the School of Medicine.  The year spent in the School of Public Health follows the Clinical block of the new medical school curriculum (see “MD Curriculum”) and completion of the MD/MPH program satisfies the Discovery Phase requirement.  Entry to the MPH year is contingent on satisfactory evaluation of academic standing and professional conduct in the School of Medicine.

Between 32 and 42 credit hours, depending on the degree concentration, are required to achieve the MPH degree.  This includes core courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, public policy, healthcare management, environmental health, and behavioral sciences, plus additional hours of directed studies/thesis.  A thesis project representing original analytic work concerning a public health problem is required for most of the MPH degree concentrations.

Emory University School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health cooperate in an exciting dual-degree MD/MPH program to prepare physicians for leadership roles in public health. The MPH degree is a valuable addition for students who have special interests in any of the public health disciplines. Students who choose this path are automatically accepted into the MPH program provided they successfully complete the medical school curriculum prior to the MPH year.

Students typically complete the first three years of the MD program, followed by a year in public health, followed by completion of the final MD year in the School of Medicine (see “MD Curriculum”).

  • Rollins School of Public Health Majors for MD/MPH Students
  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Global Health
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
  • Global Environmental Health
  • Global Epidemiology

For more information about the public health disciplines offered at Emory, please contact:

John E. McGowan Jr., MD
Director, MD/MPH Program

*Please note that curriculum revision is an ongoing process and changes may be made at any time.

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