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Combined / Dual Degree

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

Offered By: Department of Health, Behavior and Society

Onsite | Full-Time

About This Program

The Bachelor's/Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Health Education and Health Communication 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 MSPH degree. The combined Bachelor's/Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Health Education and Health Communication program is designed for students seeking specialized formal academic training in health education, health promotion, and health communication. The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Health Education and Health Communication provides a solid foundation in behavioral sciences principles and theories, along with advanced skills in program planning, implementation, and evaluation. 

Students may apply up to 16 credits of interdivisional public health coursework counted towards their undergraduate degree to their MSPH 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) in Health Education and Health Communication program offered by the Department of Health, Behavior and Society.

Admissions Requirements and Eligibility

Bachelor's/Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Health Education and Health Communication 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
Eileen McDonald
emcdona1@jhu.edu