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Master's Degree

Master of Health Science (MHS)

Offered By: Department of Biostatistics

Onsite | Full-Time | 1 year

About the MHS in Biostatistics Program

The Biostatistics MHS program is intended for outstanding individuals seeking a one-year intensive course of study in biostatistical theory and methods. It is also open to students concurrently enrolled in a doctoral program at Johns Hopkins. Students take a comprehensive written examination and complete a culminating data analysis project documenting the statistical ideas and skills developed in the coursework.

MHS in Biostatistics Program Highlights

Design research studies

of human health and disease


Design and implement data management systems

and draw inferences from quantitative data


Design and implement tabular and graphical displays

of quantitative information


Use statistical reasoning and theory

 to deal effectively with non-standard statistical problems

What Can You Do With an MHS In Biostatistics, in addition to your PhD?

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Sample Careers and Next Steps

  • Tenure Track Faculty
  • Assistant Professor (research track)
  • Research Program Director
  • Research Biostatistician

Curriculum for the MHS in Biostatistics

Browse an overview of the requirements for this master's program in the JHU Academic Catalogue and explore all course offerings in the Bloomberg School Course Directory.

Admissions Requirements

For general admissions requirements, please visit the How to Apply page. This specific program also requires:

Prior Graduate Degree

Prior doctoral degree or concurrent enrollment in Johns Hopkins University doctoral program.

Prior Coursework

Calculus and linear algebra

Standardized Test Scores

Standardized test scores are not required and not reviewed for this program. If you have taken a standardized test such as the GRE, GMAT, or MCAT and want to submit your scores, please note that they will not be used as a metric during the application review. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all required application components.

Tuition and Funding

Contact Us

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Academic Administrator
Mary Joy Argo