Emory University Reviews of Master's in Public Health

  • 12 Reviews
  • Atlanta (GA)
  • Annual Tuition: $42,628
100% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 12 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Megan Ivankovich
  • Reviewed: 7/21/2018
  • Degree: Public Health
"I cannot say enough positive things about Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. The caliber of instruction was top notch. Professors had a wealth of real-world experience, both at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and well-known organizations. In addition, some professors were well known in their respective fields, creating research and professional opportunities for students. Professors always made time to meet with students, which I have observed is not the case in other institutions. The school environment fosters learning and success. There is a very active student body which is supported by staff and faculty. Students enter the program with a wealth of experience in different areas of public health, which deeply enhanced my learning. Students are not competitive with each other but instead support one another. I made incredible friends during my two years in the program and these relationships and continued to enhance my professional and personal life over the past decade. The location of the school (Atlanta, GA) made for a fantastic academic environment. The school Is located right next to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and many students receive paid or unpaid work opportunities during the program and/or work at the CDC after they finish the program. There are other prominent public health organizations in Atlanta, as well, such as the Carter Center or CARE. While it has changed someone since I was in school Atlanta is still a relatively affordable city compared to other cities where schools of public health are located (e.g., New York City, Boston). My time at Emory University was two of the most enjoyable and formative years of my academic and personal life, and I know I am not alone in appreciating the unique environment it has to offer."
Female graduate
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"The school of public health at emory university provides an excellent foundation for their students. For epidemiologists, the core curriculum is methodologically sound and the elective choices are relatively diverse. The professors care for their students as much as their own personnal research (most have an open door policy). Outside of the classroom, there are ample opportunities for career development through seminars and networking events!"
DeTrump
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"Nice place with great teachers. Really involve you in the learning process"
Rachel Safeek
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"The Masters of Public Health Program at Emory is distinct for a wide array of reasons: (1) you are taught by public health professionals, many of whom are leading experts in their fields, e.g. one of my immediate advisors was cited in the original CDC report describing the initial observance of HIV infection in the United States, before the virus was named and identified. (2) Your role as an MPH student at Emory affords you access to careers at the CDC, the Carter Center, Emory hospital, and Grady Health system. (3) The courses are directly aimed to preparing students for work in the field of public health. (4) Emory is located in Atlanta, which is a great and affordable place for persons in their 20's to attend graduate school, while still having access to plenty of social activities. Since I have enrolled at Emory, I note how the program yields a very high return on investment, but the investment for the program is very pricey: (1) The cost of the degree is very expensive ($17,000+ per semester, not including living expenses, cost of books, computer etc.) (2) The nature of the degree program can be quite competitive, and it may be difficult to maintain a 4.0, with the rigor of the classes. (3) Student diversity, while high, is not entirely representative of all backgrounds/ethnicities."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"It was a great experience, but sometimes I wish I would have gone somewhere cheaper for my Masters"
Alexandra Savinkina
  • Reviewed: 5/5/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"The Emory University Rollins School of Public Health is the place to be if you're looking for a career in public health. With the CDC literally next door, you couldn't be in a better place as far as networking with the stars in the field is concerned. The professors are experts in their field and also extremely approachable and interested in working with students, and the classes are directly useful to your future career. Add to that, Atlanta has pretty perfect weather and is very affordable!"
Heather Rogers
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"Emory University is the best place to pursue a Master's degree in Public Health. With its prime location in Atlanta, GA, right next to the CDC, Emory University provides students with endless opportunities to gain real, relevant work experience; with a vast network of Emory University alumni; and access to top-notch professors and researchers in the field of public health. If you want to earn your graduate degree in public health, Emory University is your best choice."
Kate Nelson
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"Emory Rollins is a great Public Health graduate program for those interested in global health. The coursework is relevant and the network that Emory has is outstanding. The close location and relationship with the CDC is also a major draw. However, Emory's main focus is research, so this might not be an appropriate school for those on the more practical side of Public Health."
Sung Kim
  • Reviewed: 1/2/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"Rollins does a great job of helping students network, land internships, and navigate careers in public health. Faculty members are very approachable and accessible and there are ample opportunities for thesis projects. The CDC is located within walking distance (it's literally right next door to Rollins) and offer work study jobs, internships, etc. to Rollins students. Only criticism I have for Rollins is about their dual degree curriculum. I'm enrolled in the fast track, one-year dual degree program and was hoping for some kind of accelerated coursework designed specifically for dual degrees. Having a slow first semester makes it a little bit difficult to get a jump start on our thesis project, because our epi methods and biostats base is still pretty limited after the first semester."
Rosalyn Schroeder
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"My degree at Emory provided me with a wealth of knowledge and the confidence that I would succeed in the real world. I was also given the opportunity to do research abroad in West Africa through generous funding by Emory research organizations. Overall, the quality of professors and level of education I received at Emory supersedes any experience I've had at any other universities."
Emily Brennan
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"Emory RSPH offers a program academically competitive with all other Schools of Public Health but with the advantage of being located in Atlanta, GA, which is known as the Public Health Capital of the World because of the numerous health-related companies and organizations based there. The environment is supportive and students find opportunities to work and gain experience while in school and find jobs upon graduation."
Haylea Hannah
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"I'm extremely pleased with the effectiveness of the program in preparing you for real work in the public health field. I'm also pleased with the extensive opportunities Emory University offers; through their collaboration with the CDC, they can provide unique, one-of-a-kind practicum positions to their public health students. Although possibly more expensive than some other options, investing in your future is worth the gain when you pursue your degree at Emory University."