Emory University: Distance Learning Programs

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Atlanta, Georgia
The Rollins School of Public Health

Emory University was founded in 1836. It is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It first offered distance learning courses in 1997. In fall 2003, there were 120 students enrolled in distance learning courses. Institutionally administered financial aid is available to distance learners.

Services Distance learners have accessibility to academic advising, bookstore, campus computer network, career placement assistance, e-mail services, library services.

Contact Kara Brown Robinson, Assistant Director of Academic Programs, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road-RSPH, Office 148, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-3317. Fax: 404-727-3996. E-mail: [email protected]


MPH Career Master of Public Health Program

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The Career Master of Public Health (CMPH) program at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University is an innovative new way for public health professionals to prepare themselves as leaders in the 21st century. The CMPH is a 42-credit-hour Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program designed for those who have completed a bachelor's degree and who have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience.

The CMPH program runs for 7 semesters in a mixed format of on-campus face-to-face sessions and an Internet-based community learning environment, providing working professionals the opportunity to earn an MPH without interrupting their career. Courses begin and end with on-campus face-to-face sessions; between the on-campus sessions, learners interact with classmates and instructors in an Internet-based learning community. The mixed format ensures that students, regardless of location, receive the quality education Emory is known for, while gaining a familiarity with emerging technologies and developing close, rewarding relationships with faculty members and classmates.

The CMPH program combines a curriculum relevant in today's public health environment with computer and Web-based skills critical for today's successful professionals. The CMPH curriculum is based on the goals and objectives of the "Ten Essential Public Health Services" as stated in the Public Health Workforce: An Agenda for the 21st Century and the Core Competencies developed by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice.

The rich learning environment of the CMPH program is due in part from the diversity of knowledge and experience learners bring to the program, as well as the knowledge and experience of Emory's high-quality faculty members, who are both practitioners as well as teachers.


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