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Master's Degree

Master of Health Science (MHS) Online

Offered By: Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Online | Part-Time | 13 years

About This Program

The MHS Online program in Population, Family and Reproductive Health is designed for part-time working professionals who desire additional research and evaluation skills to enhance their potential for career advancement. The program provides students with a fundamental understanding of statistical methods and their application; epidemiology; research methods in a selected methodological area (epidemiologic methods, behavior sciences, or health services research and evaluation); leadership; expertise in an area of interest in the department; and the application of life course perspectives on health.

The online coursework in Population, Family and Reproductive Health is highly rated, including MCH Legislation and Policies; Demographic Methods for Public Health; and Life Course Perspectives on Health along with other courses in specific areas related to maternal and child health (MCH) such as Growth and Nutrition in MCH and Infant Mortality.

Program Highlights

Unique Courses

choose an MCH-related focus from courses available online or in a virtual or hybrid format

MCH Certificate Opportunity

at the completion of the program

MCH-LINKED Centers and initiatives

provide research and evaluation opportunities

Master's Essay

apply newly developed research and analytical skills

What Can You Do With This Degree?

Sample Careers

  • Program Officer
  • Research and Evaluation Specialist
  • Research Coordinator
  • Research Analyst
  • Health Policy Consultant


Browse an overview of this program's requirements in the JHU Academic Catalogue, explore all course offerings in the Bloomberg School Course Directory, and find many more details in the program's 2021-2022 Student Handbook


Admissions Requirements

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

Prior Work Experience

One to two years of public health or research experience (two years preferred)

Prior Coursework

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

MHS Online/Part-time degree students who are registered part-time and in good academic standing will receive a 25% tuition award each term. Registering for 11 or fewer credits per term is defined as part-time status. This tuition award is for students who start the program January 2022 and Fall 2022.

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