Master of Public Health (MPH)
Online or Onsite | Full-Time or Part-Time | 11 months–4 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.
Master of Public Health Program Highlights
ranking from U.S. News & World Report
average full-time MPH cohort size
dual degree programs
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.
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.
Sample Job Titles
- Executive Director
- Grants Officer, Global Development
- Clinical Research Associate
- Health Policy Analyst
- 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
breakdown of core courses to elective
hours practicum experience
- 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
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
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.
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.
Check out similar programs at the Bloomberg School to find the best fit.
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