Graduate Certificate

The Rollins School of Public Health in partnership with CDC's Emergency Response and Recovery Branch offers a Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian Emergencies. The certificate combines the teaching and research strength of Emory University with the applied technical skills of the CDC's Emergency Response and Recovery Branch. The Certificate Program is available to qualified Rollins School of Public Health Students and MPH dual degree students. However, students from other Emory graduate health schools may participate in CHE certificate classes on a case-by-case basis.

This is a rigorous and competitive certificate program intended only for those who meet the below criteria. Only 20-25 students will be accepted into the certificate program each year. Applications are accepted in the Fall of a student's first year as the program takes two full years to complete.

The ideal candidates for this graduate certificate are students who:

  • Want to work overseas in emergency and post emergency settings as their career.
  • Have international development and/or relevant field experience in resource poor settings.
  • Are committed to building practical field epidemiological methods skills for resource poor settings.

 The application period will open August 1st and close September 22nd. Applications can be accepted any time during this period, but all are due by 5 pm ET on September 22nd.  Please email the application as a word document (NOT pdf) to ERCT@cdc.govwith the subject line:2023 CHE Certificate Application. You can download the application by clicking the "Apply" button below.