MPH/MSPH Applicants

Important Dates and Deadlines

Applications that are complete and verified 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 2024 Application

August 18, 2023 Fall 2024 semester SOPHAS application opens.

January 5, 2024 Priority application deadline for merit scholarship consideration for all departments.


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"Receiving the James W. Curran Scholarship was an incredible honor that allowed me to pursue my graduate education much earlier than I had ever expected! Rollins has always been at the top of my list of public health schools, and being a student here has been a privilege. The engagement and passion of the professors, the values of the school, my brilliant fellow students and the overall dedication towards health equity have allowed me to blossom as a public health professional."

Shana Abraham
MPH '24, James W. Curran scholarship recipient

May 3, 2024 Preferred last day for international applicants to complete and submit fall 2024 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, 2024 Preferred last day for all applicants to submit complete fall 2024 applications within SOPHAS. We cannot ensure that applications completed after this deadline will be received for processing and review.

August 3, 2024 Fall 2024 SOPHAS application closes at 5:00 p.m. ET. 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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501 Total Incoming

25 Average Age

49% Students of Color

25% International Students

52 Languages Spoken


76% Female

24% Male

19 Dual Degree Students

3.55 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: The GRE is not required for admission to most of our academic programs and will not be considered as part of the application for admission. The department of Biostatistics offers a GRE optional policy. Students applying to BIOS can submit a GRE score for consideration. The GRE score must be submitted at the same time as the application for admission.

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 $140.

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. If you would like your GRE scores considered for admission into the department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, you must submit them with your application for admission. Scores sent after the submission of the SOPHAS application run the risk of not being included in the review process.

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, Twitter, and Instagram.

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. Students are also welcome to submit IELTS scores.

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 will accept the IELTS Indicator Score. Applicants who elect to take the IELTS should make this selection under the Standardized Tests section on the SOPHAS application, a new TRF Number field will appear for you to complete. To send official IELTS scores to SOPHAS, applicants must use a predetermined IELTS code. You can view received test scores under the Check Status tab in the application.

Additional Requirements by Department

The need for a diverse, well-trained work force in public health has never been greater. In an effort to continue to support our applicants, the Rollins School of Public Health does not require the GRE for admission to most of our academic programs and will not be considered as part of the application for admission. The department of Biostatistics offers a GRE optional policy. Students applying to BIOS can submit a GRE score for consideration. The GRE score must be submitted at the same time as the application for admission.

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 applying to BIOS 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. The GRE score must be submitted at the same time as the application for admission.
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. The GRE score must be submitted at the same time as the application for admission.
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.

  Not Required.
DepartmentDegreeAcademic / Coursework ReqGPAGRE Scores
EPI/GLEPI MSPH Calculus and one college science (biology preferred). Minimum of 3.5 preferred Not Required.
MPH One college math and one college science class (biology and calculus preferred). Minimum of 3.0 preferred Not Required.

Epidemiology is a quantitative science, and so it is important that our admissions committee has insight into your quantitative and analytic skills. If you do not have math coursework on your transcript, or if you would like to provide additional information about your quantitative preparation, please comment on the strength of your quantitative skills by discussing specific research or work experience that involved analytic and/or quantitative tasks.

DepartmentDegreeGPAGRE ScoresOther Experiences

MPH 4-semester (20-month)

Minimum of 3.5 preferred Not Required The Hubert Department of Global Health actively seeks a multicultural body of diverse graduate students. While the minimum requirement for admission includes satisfactory completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree or its equivalent, competitive applicants will have demonstrated their commitment to 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, and others. Diverse cultural and lived experiences, work or academic experience in the health field, particularly global health, are desirable.


MPH 3-semester (15-month)

Minimum of 3.5 preferred

Not Required
MPH 3-semester (12-month) Minimum of 3.5 preferred Not Required

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