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Master's Degree

Master of Health Science (MHS)

Offered By: Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Onsite | Full-Time | 1 year

About the MHS in Population, Family and Reproductive Health Program

The MHS is a one-year academic program designed for students who are interested in advancing their knowledge in one of the department’s content areas and strengthening their research and analytic skills. The program is especially well suited to students who desire skills to conduct research and evaluation and enhance their potential for career advancement. Students choose one of four methodological approaches: demography; behavioral and social sciences; epidemiology or health services research and evaluation. The one-year curriculum is intended for students with one to two years of public health or research experience (two years preferred) to inform their area of research inquiry prior to entry into the program.

MHS in Population, Family and Reproductive Health Program Highlights

4 areas of interest

take courses in 1 or more areas

Research methods courses

choose 1 of 4 methodological approaches

Master's Essay

apply newly developed research and analytical skills

What Can You Do With a Graduate Degree In Population, Family And Reproductive Health?

Sample Careers

  • Senior Monitoring and Evaluations Advisor
  • Senior Technical Advisor
  • Associate Director of Clinical Outcome Assessments
  • Grants Management
  • Public Health Advisor
  • Public Health Consultant, Evaluator, Network Coordinator
  • Director, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration

Curriculum for the MHS in Population, Family and Reproductive Health

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

Areas of Interest

Admissions Requirements

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

Prior Work Experience

Two years of full-time public health or research experience post-baccalaureate

Prior Coursework

A general-level biology or biological science course, an upper-level mathematics course (calculus and statistics recommended), and a social science course

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

Opportunities are available in the department for students to be Teaching Assistants or Research Assistants.

Contact Us

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

Academic Program Manager
Kristen McCormick

Academic Program Manager
Gilbert Morgan