Note to Applicants Affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak

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 2020 and 2021 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.

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


Theresa Bailey

"The men and women who are my faculty here are incredibly talented. Being able to say that I have meaningful conversations and troubleshoot problems with Dean Curran, or being around people who have been paramount in establishing protocols for the elimination of smallpox, or developed diabetes research that is revolutionizing how people think about chronic disease in India is incredible!"

Theresa Bailey
James W. Curran Scholar
Global Health, Community Health and Development Track, MPH ‘19
Certificate in Social Determinants of Health


Students learn and work alongside prominent, award-winning faculty, public health experts, and thrive with peers in a collaborative, non-competitive culture.

We are home to 26 centers of research, impacting public health locally and globally, with more than $70 M annually received in research funding.

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"The thing we can’t teach you, which we want you to bring with you, is a passion for public health. Be passionate about this work before you get here. Then, with the training you get with an MPH, you can do anything."

Lisa M. Carlson, MPH, MCHES
Affiliated Instructor, Executive MPH Program
Exec. Admin. for Research Programs and Operations, Emory School of Medicine
President, American Public Health Association

Lisa Carlson

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