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Master of Public Health (MPH)

Online or Onsite | Full-Time or Part-Time | 11 months4 years

About the Master of Public Health Program

The Master of Public Health is a Schoolwide degree program. The rigorous curriculum prepares students to become leading public health professionals capable of addressing current global health problems with multidisciplinary, evidence-based approaches.

During the program, students interact with public health faculty members renowned for teaching, practice and ongoing research around the world. In this diverse and collaborative learning environment, students learn as much from each other as they do from their coursework.

MPH students benefit from a flexible curriculum, online and onsite options, hundreds of courses taught by 1,500+ faculty and RA opportunities with projects in 67 countries.

The program culminates in a capstone project that applies competencies and skills acquired through the program to a public health problem relevant to a student’s professional goals and interests.

Graduates become part of the largest MPH alumni network across the globe.

Dual Degree and Full-Time Options          Online / Part-Time Format

Master of Public Health Program Highlights


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Additional Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Our MPH program and MPH/MBA dual degree program are now STEM-designated

The STEM designation applies to students graduating in May 2023 and after. Students who have an F-1 visa and are employed after graduation, may be eligible for up to two additional years of Optional Practical Training (OPT) beyond the one year offered to graduates of non-STEM programs.

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What Can You Do With an MPH?

MPH graduates work at a vast array of organizations including health care, consulting firms, the federal government, colleges and universities, local and state health departments, hospitals, NGOs, and many, many more. Visit the Graduate Employment Outcomes Dashboard to learn about Bloomberg School graduates' employment status, sector, and salaries.

Sample Job Titles

  • Executive Director
  • Grants Officer, Global Development
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Hospital Quality Manager
  • EIS/CDC Officer
  • Evaluation Associate
  • Medical Officer
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Resident Physician
  • Global Product Strategy Senior Manager
  • Opioids Program Manager

Curriculum for the Master of Public 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.


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  • Aging and Public Health
  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Epidemiologic & Biostatistical Methods for Public Health & Clinical Research
  • Food, Nutrition and Health
  • Food Systems 
  • Global Environmental Sustainability & Health
  • Health Leadership and Management
  • Health Systems and Policy
  • Humanitarian Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
  • Women's and Reproductive Health

Admissions Requirements

For the general admissions requirements see our How to Apply page. This specific program also requires:

Prior Work Experience

2 years of full-time, postbaccalaureate, health-related work experience or a doctoral degree in a field underlying public health

Prior Coursework

A math course (e.g., calculus, algebra, or statistics), an introductory general biology course, and a health-related science course (e.g., microbiology, nutrition, or anatomy and physiology) or a second biology course

Standardized Test Scores

Standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or 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.

*The MPH/MBA with the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School require either GRE or GMAT scores.


Marie Diener-West, PhD '84,

Chair of MPH Program and Professor of Biostatistics, teaches and collaborates in the design, conduct, and analysis of multicenter clinical trials.

Marie Diener-West

Tuition and Funding

Information regarding the cost of tuition and fees can be found on the Bloomberg School's Tuition and Fees page.

All new online/part-time MPH students will be awarded the Welch Scholarship, and are considered for additional endowed scholarship funding, ranging from $5,000-$15,000 toward the first year of the program.

The Bloomberg Fellows and Sommer Scholars are two full-tuition scholarship opportunities.

Contact Us

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

Program Chair
Marie Diener-West, PhD

Senior Program Manager
Paul Whong

MPH Office

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