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Master's Degree

Master of Health Science (MHS)

Offered By: Department of Mental Health

Onsite, Full-Time (9 months) | Onsite, Part-Time (2 years) | Online, Full-Time (9 months)

About the MHS in Mental Health 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.

MHS in Mental Health Program Highlights


Mental Health department in a school of public health

Full-time and part-time



course offerings across departments


research experience

What Can You Do With a Graduate Degree In Mental Health?

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

Curriculum for the MHS in Mental Health

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.

Current students can view the Department of Mental Health's student handbook on the Info for Current Students page.

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 are not required and not reviewed for this program. If you have taken a standardized test such as the GRE 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

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

Academic Program Administrator
Patricia Scott

Director, MHS Program
Jeanine Marie Parisi