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 2022 Application

August 18, 2021 Fall 2022 semester SOPHAS application opens.

January 5, 2022 Priority application deadline for merit scholarship consideration for all departments except EMPH.


Angelica Chima

"From the people, to the academics, to the social and professional opportunities I knew there was a community at Emory for me to grow and thrive in. I am grateful for the James W. Curran scholarship for giving me the peace of mind to pursue my educational dreams without the financial burden attached and for further highlighting that Emory was the clear choice for me!"

Angelica Chima
MPH '22, James W. Curran scholarship recipient

February 15, 2022 EMPH priority deadline for merit scholarship consideration.

May 3, 2022 Preferred last day for international applicants to complete and submit fall 2022 SOPHAS application. International applicants may still expect their applications to be reviewed after May 3, however a recommendation of deferment to the following fall semester may be made.

July 15, 2022 Preferred last day for all applicants to submit complete fall 2022 applications within SOPHAS. We cannot ensure that applications completed after this deadline will be received for processing and review.

August 1, 2022 EMPH preferred deadline extended for fall 2022 applications.

August 3, 2022 Fall 2022 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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684 Total Incoming

25 Average Age

52% Students of Color

14% International Students

55 Languages Spoken


81% Female

19% Male

5% Non-binary

42 Dual Degree Students

3.48 Undergraduate GPA Average

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: PLEASE NOTE—Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the submission of GRE scores are optional for all candidates applying to our MPH and MSPH programs for fall 2022 and 2023 admission.

For any other academic year, scores 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).

Finally, stay connected! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

The TOEFL iBT® will continue to be a requirement for International Students. The Rollins School of Public Health will accept both the traditional TOEFL and the TOEFL Home Edition. Students are also welcome to submit IELTS scores.

IELTS centers are currently open in over 80 countries.

For more information please visit the TOEFL and GRE web pages dedicated to this purpose.

We welcome your application to the Rollins School of Public Health and hope you will consider joining our community of scholars and public health professionals. The Rollins School of Public Health is contributing greatly to the efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to read about our on-going research and efforts in this area.

The Rollins School of Public Health will accept the IELTS Indicator Score for students applying for the fall of 2021. Applicants should use the following name when sending IELTS Indicator scores to Rollins: Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Additional Requirements by Department

The need for a diverse, well-trained work force in public health has never been greater than now. In an effort to support our applicants during this pandemic, the Rollins School of Public Health is making the submission of GRE scores optional for all candidates applying to our MPH and MSPH programs. This option, which will be granted only to applicants applying for fall 2021 and 2022 admission, will help to alleviate some of the challenges students are facing as they apply to our program during the pandemic. Please be sure to visit individual department pages to learn about department requirements and suggested courses. Our holistic review of candidates will continue to lead our evaluation process.

For students who wish to complete the GRE and send along their scores, ETS is providing remote testing options. ETS has introduced a solution for students who have been impacted by the coronavirus to take the GRE® General Test at home. The Rollins School of Public Health will accept these test scores for students who wish to submit them. Should students indicate they are submitting GRE scores on their SOPHAS application, Rollins will hold the application for admission until scores are received.

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 Optional for those applying for fall 2022 admission. 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 Optional for those applying for fall 2022 admission. 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.

  Optional for those applying for fall 2022 admission. 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 Optional for those applying for fall 2022 admission. 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 Optional for those applying for fall 2022 admission. 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 Optional for those applying for fall 2022 admission. 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 Optional for those applying for fall 2022 admission. 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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