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Master's Degree

Master of Health Science (MHS)

Offered By: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Onsite | Full-Time | 9 months 

About This Program

The MHS program is designed to meet the needs of students who require graduate-level preparation for careers in medicine, research, and public health. The program includes a core curriculum that focuses on the biology, immunology, and transmission dynamics of major infectious diseases of public health importance. MHS students have ample opportunities to customize their curriculum according to their area of interest by taking advantage of course offerings throughout the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Medicine, and the Carey Business School. Students have extensive opportunities to interact one-on-one with faculty and staff for advising, thesis preparation, and career development.

For those students who declare an interest in careers in medicine and/or public health, advising and workshops are available.

Students in the MHS program have the option to transfer to the ScM program if they decide to pursue a master’s degree that includes original laboratory or field research.

What Can You Do With This Degree?

Sample Careers

  • Medical School
  • Graduate School
  • Research Coordinator
  • Research Assistant


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.

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
Ms. Gail O'Connor
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E5008
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
Phone: (410) 614-4232
Fax: (410) 955-0105