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Combined / Dual Degree

Bachelor's/Master of Health Science (MHS) in Social Factors in Health

Offered By: Department of Health, Behavior and Society

Onsite | Full-Time

About this Program

The Bachelor's/Master of Health Science (MHS) in Social Factors in Health is designed exclusively for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). 

JHU undergraduate students have the unique opportunity to seek early admission to the MHS degree. The combined Bachelor's/Master of Health Science (MHS) in Social Factors in Health program is intended to prepare students for either further doctoral training in public health or work in public health research or policy. The MHS in Social Factors in Health is an advanced research degree, which focuses on integrating and applying a broad range of knowledge and analytical skills in social aspects of public health, with an emphasis on contemporary health problems.

Students may apply up to 16 credits of interdivisional public health coursework counted towards their undergraduate degree to their MHS degree. Students in this program will receive co-advising from both schools to optimize their academic experience.

To learn more, please review the specific program details for the Master of Health Science (MHS) in Social Factors in Health program offered by the Department of Health, Behavior and Society.

Admissions Requirements and Eligibility

Bachelor's/Master of Health Science (MHS) in Social Factors in Health degree applications should be submitted through SOPHAS Express by July 1 between junior and senior years. JHU seniors can also apply during the beginning of their senior year until October 15 once the application reopens in mid-August.

Please note that admitted students must complete their Bachelor's degree before formally matriculating in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Eligible Majors: JHU undergraduates of all majors are eligible to apply.

Required Coursework: We strongly recommend that applicants complete the following courses: 

  • Sociology of Health and Illness (AS 230.341)
  • Public Health Biostatistics (AS 280.345)
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology (AS 280.350)

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Transcripts from Johns Hopkins University and, if applicable, transcripts from any other college-level institutions you have attended*
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose and objectives

*Please send an official transcript to the Admissions Services Office at:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Admissions Services
615 N. Wolfe St., Ste. E1002
Baltimore, MD 21205

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Program Director
Jill Owczarzak
jillowczarzak@jhu.edu