Admission Requirements

In addition to the SOPHAS application, all applicants will need to submit the following materials when applying to Rollins. Check here for additional department-specific requirements.


You should have official transcripts sent directly to SOPHAS from all of the post-secondary institutions you've attended (regardless of how much time you were enrolled there). SOPHAS will only accept transcripts sent directly from the schools.  Please do not mail them yourself!

Official transcripts should include a signature from the dean, registrar, or appropriate authority and/or the university seal and be sent snail mail in a sealed envelope. Faxed or emailed transcripts will not be accepted.

International Transcripts

If you are requesting transcripts from colleges outside of the United States, be sure you complete your application through SOPHAS and request your transcript well in advance of the application deadline.  We recommend requesting your transcript at least a month in advance.

We suggest doing your SOPHAS application first, so you will already have your 11-digit SOPHAS ID when ordering your evaluation through the World Education Services (WES).

Order your evaluation with this form.

International transcripts, (including French Canadian transcripts), must be submitted to WES, which evaluates your academic record, before sending everything forward to SOPHAS. When completing your WES profile, make sure to select the WES international credential package, which includes a course-by-course evaluation. While French Canadian transcripts have to be submitted through WES, English Canadian transcripts can be sent directly to SOPHAS from your post-secondary institution.  

If you're still enrolled in a post-secondary program outside of the U.S. at the time of the WES evaluation, you will need to submit a final WES evaluation after you have graduated (proving you earned your degree). This info applies to anyone who has obtained a degree outside of the U.S. So, if you live in the United States now, but received your academic training outside of the country, you will need to adhere to all requirements outlined for international students.

All applicants to Rollins must have (at a minimum) the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree.

Note: The WES requirement does not apply to U.S. students who have enrolled in study-abroad programs. International students, may get more application details here!

Two Evaluations

Rollins requires two evaluations from its applicants and recommends you obtain them from:

  • an undergraduate/graduate advisor
  • faculty in your major field of study
  • a recent employer

Your evaluators will submit your evaluation electronically through SOPHAS. Make sure you're telling your references that you will be listing them on your application. Using the contact info you provide, SOPHAS will then email your references to obtain their recommendations.

Note that while SOPHAS requires at least three evaluations, once two have been received, SOPHAS will automatically submit your application to Rollins for review (if your application and all other admission materials have been completed and verified). Your third evaluation will be forwarded to Rollins upon receipt.

Tell us about yourself!

Personal Statement

In 1,500 words or less, recap relevant experience, tell us who you are, reveal what you hope to achieve with your future public health degree, and explain why it's imperative that you attend Rollins. Your personal statement is written with your first-choice program in mind. If you don't make it into your first choice, there's a chance we'll ask you to submit another personal statement for your second - or third-choice program. If we ask for a new statement, you'll need to email your statement directly to our Office of Admission. Be sure to include your name and Emory ID on this updated essay.

Your Experience - Research/Work/Volunteer

We want to know where you're coming from and what you've done so far in the field of public health.

SOPHAS has a section that lets you fill in details about work, research, honors, awards, and volunteer experience relevant to public health. Use this opportunity to tell us about your achievements. You can put those valuable paid and unpaid internship experiences in here too. We want to hear all about you!

Every school you apply to will be able to see this info.

Other relevant information

In 600 words or less, applicants can use this section of the SOPHAS application to highlight any additional information or relevant skills not expressed elsewhere on the application which may be useful in the evaluation process. 

Standardized Test Scores

In general, all applicants should submit GRE test scores that were taken in the last five years. In some instances, you can substitute other standardized test scores (like the MCAT, GMAT, or LSAT) instead.

Waivers are granted for some applicants who have completed a doctoral degree in the U.S. Check out the suggested test scores and waiver criteria for the programs you're applying for here.

Note: The EMPH Applied Public Health Informatics and Prevention Science tracks do not require standardized test scores.

You will need to request your test scores directly from each testing service.



Institution/Program Code


Department Code




Public Health



Emory University - Rollins School of Public Health





Contact (215) 968-1001 for score reports.

LSAC no longer offers verified LSAT scores to institutions other than law schools. If you have applied to Emory Law School, we are happy to accept your self-reported scores. If not, please plan to submit your official GRE scores to RSPH.


Send scores to SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service).