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Persons eligible for enrollment in the specialization program will have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours of baccalaureate level courses (or equivalent) AND have at least two years of work experience in public health or health related field.

Registration for all courses is for professional development/non-credit only. Courses taken for non-credit cannot be applied to a degree program or retroactively converted to academic credit.

To earn the  Department of Epidemiology Specialization program completion award, students must actively participate in courses and complete all required course work. A grade of P (Pass) must be obtained in all courses. Completion of the entire set of courses is required to receive the Training program achievement award

The series of courses can be completed by attending the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for one or two summers, or in as little as six months attending a combination of online courses during the JHSPH academic year and the Summer Institute.

Participants may apply and begin the program at three points during the academic year:

  • Summer Institute
  • September
  • January

The training program must be completed within three years of entry. An achievement award, signed by the Chair of the Department of Epidemiology,  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School pf Public Health, and the program directors, will be presented to those who successfully complete the program. This award may be acceptable as evidence of advanced training in epidemiology methods for purposes of employment or advancement.

For more information contact Ayesha Khan at 410-955-7158 or .


Please complete the application below. We will review of your application materials and respond to you within two weeks.  

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In a brief statement, please indicate your willingness and interest for consideration as an applicant to the Specialization in Epidemiologic Methods for Public Health Professionals program. Include in your statement responses to the following:

1. Describe your current role(s) at your workplace
2. Describe your professional goals for the next 2 -3 years.
3. Describe any knowledge or specific skills, which you will need to achieve these goals.
4. Describe how participation in this program might enhance your current or anticipated roles.