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Master's Degree

Master of Health Science (MHS)

Offered By: Department of Mental Health

Onsite | Full-Time | 9 months

About This Program

The Master of Health Science degree is organized around a core set of four terms of graduate courses and a final research paper that demonstrates mastery of what has been learned in the coursework experience. Research is particularly active in the areas of: psychiatric epidemiology; genetic epidemiology of mental and behavioral disorders, cognitive health and aging; psychoactive drug use; school, family, and community-based preventive interventions; research methodology; youth violence; women’s mental health and pregnancy; global mental health; child sexual abuse and pedophilia; autism spectrum disorder and research on mental health service systems.

Program Highlights

Full time and part time


64+ credits

of core and elective coursework


course offerings across departments


MHS final thesis

What Can You Do With This Degree?

MHS students do a variety of things after graduation. Several pursue advanced graduate training in doctoral programs or medical school. Other MHS students gain employment in academic institutes, community organizations, foundations, healthcare organizations, research and consulting firms, government agencies---making huge impact in lives of individuals and their communities.

Sample Careers

  • Epidemiologist
  • Clinical quality improvement associate
  • Survey operations manager
  • Senior research analyst
  • Social science research analyst
  • Research administrator
  • Program manager
  • Project director
  • Research assistant
  • Research associate
  • Program/research coordinator
  • Social science analyst
  • Healthcare consultant


Browse an overview of this program's requirements 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. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The program begins in the fall.

Standardized Test Scores

Standardized test scores (GRE, MCAT) are optional for this program. The admissions committee will make no assumptions if a standardized test score is omitted from an application, but will require evidence of quantitative/analytical ability through other application components such as academic transcripts and/or supplemental questions. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all application components.

Tuition and Funding

Contact Us

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

Academic Program Administrator
Patricia Scott

Director, MHS Program
Jeanine Marie Parisi