MPH/MSPH Applicants

Important Dates and Deadlines

Applications that are complete with all supporting documents by the deadline are eligible for priority merit consideration. After the deadline, applications are accepted on a space available basis.

Fall 2020 Application

August 15, 2019 Fall 2020 semester SOPHAS application opens.

January 6, 2020 Priority application deadline for merit scholarship consideration for all departments except EMPH.

May 15, 2020 EMPH priority deadline for merit scholarship consideration.

May 1, 2020 Preferred last day for international applicants to complete and submit fall 2020 SOPHAS application. International applicants may still expect their applications to be reviewed after May 1, however a recommendation of deferment to the following fall semester may be made.

July 1, 2020 EMPH preferred deadline for fall 2020 applications.

July 15, 2020 Preferred last day for all applicants to submit complete fall 2020 applications within SOPHAS. We cannot ensure that applications completed after this deadline will be received for processing and review.

August 2, 2020 Fall 2020 SOPHAS application closes at 5:00 p.m. EST. All outstanding application materials must be posted in SOPHAS at this time.

Please check the individual department web pages below for additional program information.

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652 Total Incoming

26 Average Age

38% Students of Color

19% International Students

78 Languages Spoken

78% Female

22% Male

33 Dual Degree Students

3.40 Undergraduate GPA Average

Average GRE Scores

155 Quantitative

155 Verbal

4.00 AWA

You're six steps away from Rollins!

1  Explore our six academic programs and identify your top choice.

On your application, you have the opportunity to select one degree program. After we load your application, you will have the opportunity to select and rank two additional degree programs by your interest level.  So, if you don't get accepted into your top choice, your application will still be considered by your second choice. The order of your program selections CANNOT be changed once submitted, so please select your first, second and third choice programs carefully.

Hint: Be sure to check degree/program requirements for all three academic areas.

2  Gather application materials.

College transcripts: They should be sent directly to SOPHAS from each of the institutions you have attended. International transcripts require a WES evaluation.

Three evaluations: We suggest you get them from your professor or advisor and/or from a recent work or professional reference.

A resume and be prepared to fill out a section on the application highlighting your skills, work history, and volunteer experience.

GRE test scores: They should be no more than 5 years old. (Check your specific degree program to see if you can use MCAT, GMAT, or LSAT scores instead). 

When obtaining your scores from the Educational Testing Service, take note that:

  • Rollins’ institution is RSPH
  • The institution/program code is 4223
  • The department is Public Health
  • The department code is 0616

Personal statement: Tailor your personal statement to the specific program to which you are applying. In 1,500 words or less, show us your personality, experience, career goals, and your reasons for choosing Rollins.

Head's up: If you don’t get accepted into to your first choice, we may contact you and request a personal statement customized to your second choice.

3  Fill out your SOPHAS application.

The Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) is your one-stop shop for applying to Rollins. You’ll fill out your application and upload all of your required materials there. SOPHAS application fees begin at $120.

4  Submit your application.

Once your application is marked "complete" in SOPHAS (meaning nothing is missing from your application), it typically takes two weeks for your application to be verified by SOPHAS, after which time they will release your application to our office. SOPHAS will release your application to us without your test scores but we will not review your application until we have received your official test scores.

Rollins will then review your file for completeness and forward it to your department for review.

Only complete applications are sent for review. Be sure to have your test scores and WES evaluations submitted in a timely manner!

5  We receive your application.

When we receive your application, we will send you an e-mail providing you with next steps and login info for our Online Pathway to University Students (OPUS) portal. Keep checking in for updates on your application status.

Don’t forget to fill out the FAFSA form to be considered for need-based aid awards!

6  Notifications

Admissions decisions are posted in OPUS as they are received from the department. Decisions are generally made within 4-6 weeks of sending the application out to the department for review. Financial aid awards are usually posted in OPUS in mid-March.  Stay tuned for further communication from us. Make sure we have the correct mail address for you, and please add to your address book (so none of our e-mails end up in your junk mail by mistake).

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International Applicants

Rollins’ student body hails from around the globe. If you reside in a country outside of the United States, and want to apply to Rollins, please explore the following requirements first.

Additional Requirements by Department

DepartmentDegreeAcademic / Coursework ReqGPAGRE Scores
BIOS MPH Successful completion of multivariate calculus (Calculus III) with a grade of B+ or better. Previous data analysis or other quantitative experience is preferred. 3.5 or higher preferred Your GRE scores are waived if you have a PhD in a comparable field.
BIOS MSPH Successful completion of multivariate calculus (Calculus III) and a course in linear algebra with a grade of B+ or better. Previous course work in statistics or probability is preferred. 3.5 or higher preferred Your GRE scores are waived if you have a PhD in a comparable field.
DepartmentDegreeAcademic / Coursework ReqGPAGRE Scores

- At least one semester of college-level biology and chemistry required.
- Statistics, calculus, organic chemistry, and physiology also preferred.

The EH department also offers an MPH in Global Environmental Health (GEH).
For this program, international experience is preferred.

  Your GRE scores are waived if you have a PhD from a U.S. institution.
DepartmentDegreeAcademic / Coursework ReqGPAGRE Scores
EPI/GLEPI MSPH Calculus and one college science (biology preferred). Minimum of 3.5 preferred Your GRE scores are waived if you have a doctoral degree from a U.S. institution.
MPH One college math and one college science class (biology and calculus preferred). Minimum of 3.0 preferred Your GRE scores are waived if you have a doctoral degree from a U.S. institution.
DepartmentDegreeGPAGRE ScoresOther Experiences

MPH-traditional, 24-month format

Minimum of 3.5 preferred GRE scores are waived if you have a doctoral degree from a U.S. institution. Students who have demonstrated commitment through careers, service, or training in advancing global health. This might include working with underserved communities or within a local state or regional public health entity (either domestically or internationally), volunteer or mission experience, or service with Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, etc.
GH MPH-accelerated 12-month format Minimum of 3.5 preferred GRE scores are waived if you have a doctoral degree from a U.S. institution.
  • A bachelor’s degree (e.g. BA, BS) or first professional degree (e.g. MBBS) from an accredited university
  • At least 5 years of relevant public health experience post- bachelor’s or first professional degree

All applicants must also include a statement outlining their proposed thesis topic and thesis chair in their admissions packet.

Applicants are encouraged to contact HDGH faculty in advance of their application in order to explore thesis opportunities and support.

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