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Combined / Dual Degree

Bachelor's / Master of Science in Public Health (Bachelor / MSPH)

About This Program

The Bachelor's/ Master of Science in Public 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 Master of Science in Public Health  degree. The combined Bachelor's/Master of Science in Public Health program emphasizes the prevention of illness, disease, and health care inequalities, drawing on fundamental knowledge from biology and the social and behavioral sciences.

The MSPH degree provides students with a broad foundation in public health as well as coursework concentrated in one of our five areas of interest including: Adolescent Health; Child Health, Maternal, Fetal and Perinatal Health; Population and Health; and Women's, Sexual and Reproductive Health.

16 credits taken at JHSPH as an undergrad will transfer to the master’s 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 Science in Public Health (MSPH) program offered by the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health.

Program Highlights

Apply up to 16 credits

earned during senior year

Receive co-advising

during senior year

5 areas of interest

choose 1 as your focus

Field placement & master's essay

completed at the end of program

What Can You Do With This Degree?

Sample Careers

  • Policy Associate
  • Program Officer
  • Public Health Advisor
  • Research Associate
  • Research Data Analyst

Admissions Requirements

Bachelor's/ Master of Science in Public Health degree applications should be submitted through SOPHAS Express by July 1 between junior and senior years.

Eligible Majors: all majors welcome

Required Coursework:

  • a general level biology or biological science course
  • an upper level mathematics course (calculus and statistics recommended)
  • a general-level biology or biological science course

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. 

Director of the Undergraduate Program in Public Health Studies
Maria Bulzaccelli
410-516-8340
mbulzac1@jhu.edu

Academic Program Administrator
Kristen McCormick
410-955-1116
kmccor14@jhu.edu