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MDiv/MPH and MTS/MPH Dual Degree Program

MDiv/MPH and MTS/MPH Dual Degree Program
Students can earn either a joint MDiv/MPH or a joint MTS/MPH through the RPHC’s dual-degree programs with the Rollins School of Public Health and the Candler School of Theology.

These programs are unique in that they bring together the health sciences, the social sciences, and religion to teach students about the personal, communal, institutional, and social dimensions of health.

Students in these programs will learn to:

  • Analyze the way faith contributes to the promotion or inhibition of health of persons and communities from various religious and spiritual traditions
  • Analyze the way religion, health, and their structures impact persons, communities, and larger systems and how they influence public policy and institutional practices

Students are encouraged to use the broad resources of the university throughout their studies. This program is inclusive and respective of the religious and faith traditions of all students and the cultural contexts of their professional practices.

 

MDiv/MPH

The Joint Master of Divinity and Master of Public Health (MDiv/MPH) degree program is offered in cooperation between the Candler School of Theology and the Rollins School of Public Health.

This program allows the MDiv and MPH degrees to be earned in four years instead of the usual five to earn the degrees separately. Candidates for the joint-degree program must apply to and be accepted by both Candler and Rollins. The schools have independent application procedures.

Students spend their first year at Candler, their second year at Rollins, and their third and fourth years at Candler. Students must be registered and pay tuition for six semesters at Candler and two semesters at Rollins, but during this time students may take courses in either school. Candler scholarships and grants are applicable only to the semesters students are in residency at Candler.

To meet degree requirements for the MDiv, the student must complete a minimum of 86 hours at Candler. All requirements are the same as a traditional MDiv student.

To meet degree requirements for the MPH, the student must complete a minimum of 32 to 35 hours at Rollins, including the practicum and special studies project or thesis. Specific MPH degree requirements depend on the department.

Rollins offers the dual-degree program in seven departments: Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology, Global Environmental Health, Global Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Policy and Management.

MDiv/MPH dual-degree students may complete the MPH practicum requirement through completion of a clinical Contextual Education placement.

For information about the MPH, contact Kathy Wollenzien atkwollen@sph.emory.edu.

For information about the MDiv, contact the Candler registrar’s office atcandlerregistrar@emory.edu .

 

MTS/MPH

The joint Master of Theological Studies and Master of Public Health (MTS/MPH) is offered in cooperation between the Candler School of Theology and the Rollins School of Public Health. This program allows the MTS and MPH degrees to be earned in three years instead of the usual four to attain the degrees separately.

Candidates for the joint-degree program must apply to and be accepted by both Candler and Rollins. The schools have independent application procedures.

Students spend their first year at Candler, their second year at Rollins, and their third year at Candler. Students must be registered and pay tuition for four semesters at Candler and two semesters at Rollins, but during this time students may take courses in either school. Candler scholarships and grants are applicable only to the semesters students are in residency at Candler.

To meet degree requirements for the MPH, the student must complete a minimum of 32 to 35 hours at Rollins, including the practicum and special studies project or thesis. Specific MPH degree requirements depend on the department.

Rollins offers the dual-degree program in seven departments: Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology, Global Environmental Health, Global Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Policy and Management.

MTS/MPH dual-degree students may complete the MPH special studies project or thesis in conjunction with the MTS integrative paper or thesis.

For information about the MPH, contact Kathy Wollenzien atkwollen@sph.emory.edu .

For information about the MTS, contact the Candler registrar office atcandlerregistrar@emory.edu.

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