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Where the next generation of public health leaders are made.

As one of the top 5 public health schools in the nation, it's our mission to make the world healthier and more equitable. To drive discovery. And to turn insights into action to create real change. Start your journey and make an impact now.

Source: U.S. News & World Report, 2024 edition of Best Graduate Schools

Cutting-edge research.
Inclusive campus. Diverse city.

At the Rollins School of Public Health, we are passionate about making the world a healthy place to live and thrive. From diving into hands-on fieldwork to enjoying our vibrant campus in the heart of Atlanta—at Rollins, you can make an impact and be a part of the action.

Make discoveries and be at the forefront of innovation in public health. From working on real-world research to learning from award-winning faculty, you will be on the front lines of helping to solve some of today’s biggest public health challenges.

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Cultivate your education and future career path from day one. You can collaborate with fellow students, get one-on-one mentorship from faculty, and work with the dozens of top public health institutions nearby.

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At Rollins, we are proud to have a culturally diverse campus that brings together thought leaders and creative thinkers from around the world. We are a welcoming, warm community that prioritizes social justice and equity.  

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Be in the heart of it all. From the bustling Atlanta Beltline walking, shopping, and dining path, to the public health frontlines, you'll find a range of diverse neighborhoods, global culture, and opportunity.

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From our vibrant, inclusive campus to being in the heart of one of the nation’s coolest cities, the Rollins School of Public Health is the place to be. Make discoveries that make a difference. Make an impact. Make your future success a reality. And become the public health leader you were meant to be. You belong here. Join us.

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DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Two Rollins Environmental Health Faculty Recognized Among World's Most Influential Researchers

Yang Liu, PhD, Chair and Gangarosa Distinguished Professor and Matthew C. Freeman, PhD, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Environmental Health, were recently recognized as part of an elite group of the world’s most influential scientists by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), a scientific analysis service.
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What our students say about Rollins

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“...Rollins’ emphasis on both having research and academic knowledge in applied field work appealed to me as someone who came straight from undergrad. It helped bridge the gap between like, ‘What are we really learning in classrooms and how can we actually go into the community and apply that hands-on?’ I wanted to get that experience from my MPH in order to move forward with these skills.”

My Nguyen
Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences
MPH ’22

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Financing your degree, every step of the way

Attending graduate school is an investment in your future. At Rollins, we partner with students to help identify resources that will support your education.

Further your career, further your future.

96%

Post-graduation placement rate

1,400+

Rollins alumni work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

#4

Public Health School in the nation

Source: U.S. News & World Report, 2024 edition of Best Graduate Schools

Find the right program for you

MPH Degree
  • 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 GPA preferred
  • GRE scores are optional. The GRE score must be submitted at the same time as the application for admission.
MSPH Degree
  • 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 GPA preferred
  • GRE scores are optional. The GRE score must be submitted at the same time as the application for admission.
MPH-traditional, 4 semester / 20-month format
  • We look for 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.
  • 3.5 or higher GPA preferred
  • GRE scores are not required
MPH-accelerated, 3 semester / 12- or 15- month format
  • For experienced public health professionals interested in enhancing their knowledge of global health issues and building upon leadership skills.
  • We seek students who are passionate about global health and wish to improve the health of their local and global communities. 
  • 3.5 or higher GPA preferred
  • GRE scores are not required 
MPH Degree
  • At least one semester of college-level biology and chemistry required.
  • Statistics, calculus, organic chemistry, and physiology also preferred.
  • GRE scores are not required

The EH department also offers an MPH in Global Environmental Health (GEH).

For this program, international experience is preferred.

MPH Degree
  • One college math and one college science class (biology and calculus preferred). 
  • 3.0 or higher GPA preferred
  • GRE Scores not required
MSPH Degree
  • Calculus and one college science (biology preferred).
  • 3.5 or higher GPA preferred
  • GRE Scores not required
MPH in Health Policy
  • Provide students with a broad understanding of how federal, state, and local policies shape the U.S. health-care system. Graduates are well qualified to practice in the private health-care industry, nonprofit sector, and government.
  • Average GPA of 3.32
  • GRE scores are optional
MPH in Health Care Management-traditional
  • For students interested in building a leadership career for the delivery of health-care services. Students gain a broad set of practical skills and understanding suitable for success as health care managers and policy analysts.
  • Average GPA of 3.32
  • GRE scores are optional
MPH in Health Care Management-accelerated, 12-month format
  • Average GPA of 3.32
  • GRE scores are optional
MSPH in Health Services Research
  • Students considering future doctoral work or a career in applied health sciences research are encouraged to apply to the master of science in public health (MSPH) in health services research.
  • Average GPA of 3.32
  • GRE scores are optional
MPH Degree
  • Evidence of quantitative skill and writing ability must be expressed in the application.
  • GRE scores are optional. 

Learn more about making a difference with a public health degree.

Rollins News

NEW: 5-Year Strategic Plan to Deliver on the the Promise of Public Health for All

Rollins launched an ambitious strategic plan on September 12, 2023, in response to the school’s new leadership, growing needs, and evolving challenges in public health.

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M. Daniele Fallin Elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 9, 2023

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced this morning that M. Daniele Fallin, PhD, James W. Curran Dean of Public Health, has been elected as one of its newest members.

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Emory Researchers Selected as Partners of CDC's New Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics

September 19, 2023

A team of Rollins researchers received a total of $17.5 million in funding to support the CDC’s new national network.

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