Public Health Application Instructions

Students who desire to apply for the Master of Public Health degree come from a wide range of professions and academic disciplines. They must, however, have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the time they enroll in the program. The admission committee’s decisions are based on an overall profile consisting of academic ability, appropriate personal and professional conduct, and commitment to the field of public health. An interview with the program director may be required as part of the application process. An admissions representative will contact you to schedule your interview after all other requirements have been met.

Fall 2020 Application Deadlines:

Applications for the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) are accepted on an annual basis.

  • Early Decision Deadline - March 1, 2020 
  • Regular Decision Deadline - July 15, 2020 (Late applications will be considered based on space available).

Applicants must submit the following information:

  • A completed Application for Graduate Admissions
  • $25 non-refundable application fee (check or money order made payable to Rollins College)
  • TRANSCRIPTS: Official transcripts of your academic work from each college or university that you have attended, including Rollins College (if appropriate), regardless of whether or not coursework from one institution is listed on another school transcript. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred.
  • TEST SCORES: Current Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores. A score above the 50th percentile is preferred. These scores must be from test taken within the last five years. Applicants can request a waiver for the GRE/MCAT based on professional or educational experience. Submit your request by letter (no more than 1 page). Applicants who already have a graduate or doctoral degree are exempt from the standardized test score requirement.  
  • RECOMMENDATION LETTERS: Two letters of recommendation on the provided forms. Select professional and/or academic supporters who know you and can appraise your ability to pursue a graduate degree in this area. References may provide letters of recommendation to accompany the form.
  • PERSONAL STATEMENT: An essay detailing your interests in public health and why you think this program is the right fit for you.

International Students Only

  • Students who have earned degrees from non-English speaking institutions should submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  A score of at least 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer test)  is required for admission.
  • Students who are not American citizens must demonstrate appropriate permanent resident or visa status.  Only full-time student status qualifies students for an F1 Visa.
  • Any student that submits a foreign transcript is responsible for having these transcripts sent through an evaluation service for translation. Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. and WES may be used for evaluation services.

Submit materials to:

Graduate Studies in Public Health
Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave - 2725
Winter Park, FL 32789

or email to

Applications for admission are considered on the basis of the qualifications of each applicant without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Rollins College is an equal opportunity institution that adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to employment, enrollment, and programs.