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Master of Public Health (MPH)

Program Options

A Bloomberg School MPH can come in many forms. Learn about the many different types of MPH options available to you.

Full-Time

The full-time format is an 11-month experience, which spans one academic year at the Bloomberg School (July-May). Five 8-week terms allow students to complete 80 credits in this timeframe—and earn the MPH degree quickly. Most, if not all courses are completed onsite at the East Baltimore campus. Students may also take advantage of online offerings. Please review the MPH student manual for the full-time format for further details.

The MPH Program is a STEM-designated program. View more information.

Learn more about Full-Time Options including Special Programs

Part-Time

Students may complete their MPH program fully online, fully on-site or via a combination of online and on-site courses. Online courses with pre-recorded lectures, discussion boards, and live chats allow part-time students to arrange their study around their personal schedules. Intensive on-site institute courses also provide opportunities for on-site networking and interactions.

While online/part-time students have four years to complete the degree requirements, students typically earn the degree in two-three years by taking, on average, one-three courses per term. Some students may complete the degree in as little time as one year utilizing full-time student status. Part-time students have incredible flexibility in designing and planning their curriculum with many choices of courses as well as modalities of instruction (online or on-site in 8-week terms or intensive institute courses).

Matriculation into the program occurs at 3 different time periods across the year: January (online Orientation), June (online or on-site Orientation in Baltimore), November (on-site Orientation in Barcelona). Please review the MPH student manual for the online/part-time format for further details.

Learn more about Part-Time Options

Dual Degrees

Dual degrees with other Johns Hopkins schools or other universities are also an option. Learn more about the dual degree programs below.

MD/MPH Program with an accredited medical school

The MD/MPH dual degree program provides medical students with a population-based perspective on health and tools to address public health challenges. Two years of training from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine or any accredited  U.S. medical school fulfills the two years of health-related work experience required for admission to the Bloomberg School MPH program.

Students in the MD/MPH dual degree program are from medical schools across the U.S., including Georgetown University, VCU, University of Iowa, Mayo Clinic, UCLA, UCSD and OHSU, and many more.

Graduates earn an MD degree from their medical school and an MPH degree from the Bloomberg School. Alumni hold domestic and international leadership positions such as:

  • Country Director, sidHARTe, Rwanda
  • Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Co-Founder & CEO, Last Mile Health, Boston/Liberia
  • Attending Physician, Intermediate Care Program, Division of Medical Critical Care, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Structure

Medical students typically enroll in the MPH program between the 3rd and 4th year of medical school. Coursework must be completed in the 11-month, full-time format. Learn more about the MPH curriculum.

How to Apply

Requirements are the same as the full-time MPH program. Two years of U.S. medical training will fulfill the two years of health experience required for admission to the MPH program. International medical students must have previous health related experience. Medical students must apply to the MPH program through SOPHAS and request a leave of absence for one year from medical school.

MPH/MBA Program with the Carey Business School

The Bloomberg School and the Carey Business School of Johns Hopkins University offer the Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration (MPH/MBA) dual degree program. The MPH/MBA provides experienced professionals with the knowledge and skills to be successful leaders in health-related organizations.

The MPH/MBA Program is a STEM-designated program. View more information.

The average cohort of 18-24 students is enrolled on a full-time basis. Graduates receive two degrees on two separate diplomas.

Alumni hold domestic and international leadership roles such as:

  • Deputy Branch Chief, Division of Population Health, CDC
  • Associate Partner, McKinsey & Co.
  • Deputy Health Office Chief for Zambia, USAID
  • Founder and CEO, Apricot Forest
  • Project Director for Southern Africa, Chemonics International
  • Senior Business Designer, IDEO.org

Structure

Students pursue an integrated curriculum with both public health and business courses. They are trained in population-based health, strategic planning, health economics and more. The program requires 64 MPH credits and 63 MBA credits, for a minimum of 127 total credits to graduate.

Students complete the dual degree program in nine terms (two years). Tuition per term is based on the full-time rate at the Bloomberg School. 

Generally, MPH courses are offered during the day and MBA courses in the evening. There is a free shuttle between the two campuses, which are two miles apart.

The following is a sample course of study. Enrollment in electives may vary across terms.

Year 1

SummerFall OneFall TwoSpring OneSpring Two
Environmental HealthStatistical Methods IStatistical Methods IIStatistical Methods IIIStatistical Methods IV
Principles of EpidemiologyMPH ElectiveMPH ElectiveMPH ElectiveMPH Capstone**
Public Health PolicyMPH ElectiveBusiness LawMPH ElectiveMPH Elective
Population DynamicsMarketing ManagementEconomics for Decision MakingBusiness CommunicationMPH Elective
Intro to BioethicsAccounting & Financial ReportingMBA ElectiveCorporate FinanceThe Firm & the Macroeconomy
The Tools of Public Health Practice   Decision Models

Year 2

SummerFall OneFall TwoSpring OneSpring Two
Summer InternshipSocial & Behavioral CorePublic Health Biology CoreManaged Care & Health InsuranceMPH Capstone**
MPH ElectiveComparative Health InsuranceMPH ElectiveMPH Elective
MPH ElectiveMPH ElectiveMPH ElectiveMPH Elective
InvestmentsNegotiationInformation SystemsBusiness Leadership and Human Values
Operations ManagementLeadership in OrganizationsMBA ElectiveMBA Elective
MBA ElectiveMBA ElectiveMBA ElectiveMBA Elective

**Students are encouraged to complete the capstone during the 1st year of the program, but have the option of following the May Symposium timeline during the first or second year.

Summer internship placements have included consulting firms, government agencies and not-governmental organizations (NGOs):

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Johnson & Johnson), New Jersey
  • Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California
  • UNICEF, Kenya
  • USAID, Africa Bureau, Washington, DC
  • World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

How to Apply

Requirements* and deadlines are the same as the full-time MPH program.

Applicants submit only one application for the MPH/MBA through the Bloomberg School. Applications are processed through SOPHAS, and the admissions committees of both schools review applications independently.

*MPH/MBA applicants are required to take either the GRE (preferred) or the GMAT. 

GRE/GMAT Waivers for 2024-25

Minimum eligibility requirements are as follows: 

  • three or more years of full-time, post-graduate work experience at the time of program start (by July 2024) 

AND 

  • a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework OR an advanced degree or professional degree (i.e., earned master’s or doctorate) 

Meeting the minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee a waiver and receiving a waiver does not guarantee admission. There is no separate application required for GMAT/GRE waiver. All MPH/MBA applicants will see questions asking if they are requesting a waiver and confirming their qualifications in the test score section of the application. 

If you earned your bachelor’s degree outside the United States, your 3.0 GPA must be confirmed by a course-by-course evaluation from an approved credential evaluation agency before your waiver will be granted. 

If you are not eligible for a waiver or otherwise wish to submit a score, we are accepting the GMAT Online and GRE at Home in addition to the traditional versions of both exams for the 2024-25 AY.

*Application for admissions serves as the application for merit-based scholarships.
** MOST ADMITTED CANDIDATES ARE AWARDED COMBINED SCHOLARSHIPS FROM CAREY & BLOOMBERG.

Contact

Paul Whong
MPH Program Manager
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
410-955-1291
pwhong@jhu.edu

Paul Mucciarone
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
410-656-2510
paulm@jhu.edu

MBA/MPH Program with China Europe International Business School

The Bloomberg School and the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) offer the Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health (MBA/MPH) dual degree program.

Students pursue complementary studies in public health and international business. They observe first-hand the opportunities and challenges in China’s giant health care market, which is vital for future leaders in global health.

Graduates earn the MBA degree from CEIBS and the MPH degree from the Bloomberg School.

Starting in academic year 2016-17, one candidate will be selected for a joint CEIBS/BSPH Scholarship in the amount of $20,000 to pursue the MPH portion of this dual degree.

Structure

Students earn both degrees in 23 months, six months less than if each degree were sought separately. Training includes population-based health, strategic planning, health economics and more.

  • Year 1: MBA coursework, CEIBS, Shanghai Campus in China
  • Year 2: MPH coursework in the 11-month, full-time format in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

How to Apply

Requirements and deadlines are the same as the full-time MPH program, however, applicants must apply to CEIBS and the Bloomberg School separately. The application to the MPH program is processed through SOPHAS and applicants should take care to indicate the appropriate year they will begin the MPH program. The admissions committees of both schools review applications independently.

Applicants are REQUIRED TO TAKE EITHER THE GRE or the GMAT. IELTS and TOEFL scores are waived for students who meet the CEIBS English language requirement.

Meeting CEIBS’s pre-MBA working experience requirement, together with the completion of one year MBA at CEIBS satisfies the health experience requirement of the MPH.

Contact

CEIBS MBA Admission Office
admissions@ceibs.edu

MPH Program Office
mphprog@jhu.edu 

MPH/MSW Program with the University of Maryland School of Social Work

The Bloomberg School and the University of Maryland School of Social Work offer the Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work (MPH/MSW) dual degree program.

Students gain a population-based perspective and expertise in the quantitative sciences that, when combined with training in social work, prepare them to be effective members of the social work community with the ability to plan, implement and evaluate service programs.

The MPH degree is awarded upon completion of the MSW degree. Alumni hold domestic and international leadership roles such as:

  • Global Health Officer, United Nations Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • Deputy Director for Development and Community Outreach, Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Education Fund, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Public Health Analyst, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.
  • Women and Infant Health Program Manager, Wyoming Department of Health, Casper, Wyoming

Structure

Students complete both the MSW and MPH programs with fewer courses than if they had enrolled in each program separately.

  • The School of Social Work allows six to nine credits of its program to be completed through MPH coursework (six credits of research requirements and three credits of electives).
  • The Bloomberg School allows students up to 20 credits of special studies to pursue expertise in a combined public health and social work practicum.

Year 1: MSW coursework, University of Maryland School of Social Work
Year 2: MPH coursework in the 11-month, full-time format
Year 3: MSW coursework, University of Maryland School of Social Work

Learn more about the MPH curriculum.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply separately to the Bloomberg School and the University of Maryland School of Social Work. The standard MPH admissions prerequisite of two years of health-related work experience is waived. All other prerequisites must be met. The application to the MPH program is processed through SOPHAS and applicants should take care to indicate the appropriate year they will begin the MPH program.

Contact

Marie Diener-West, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

615 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21205
410-955-1291
mdiener@jhu.edu

Terry Shaw, PhD, MSW, MPH
University of Maryland School of Social Work

525 W. Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-1777

410-706-3811
tshaw@ssw.umaryland.edu

JD/MPH Program with an accredited law school

The Juris Doctor and Master of Public Health (JD/MPH) dual degree program prepares students in the overlapping fields of law, public health, policy and ethics.

Graduates earn a JD degree from their accredited U.S. law school and an MPH degree from the Bloomberg School. Both degrees are awarded upon completion of the program.

Alumni have pursued careers in public policy, government, advocacy and academia. Some have chosen to work for law firms, while others serve as in-house counsel for health care delivery organizations, like hospitals. Job titles and locations include:

  • Senior Corporate Counsel, Novo Nordisk, Denmark
  • Criminal Enforcement Counsel, EPA, Washington, D.C.
  • Public Health Policy Lawyer and Political Liaison to the Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California
  • Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C.

Structure

Students can enter the program after completing a minimum of two full-time semesters (one year) in law school. In addition to the program curriculum, JD/MPH students are required to take two additional courses:

How to Apply

The JD/MPH program applicants must apply to the MPH program through SOPHAS and request a leave of absence for one year from law school. Applicants not yet enrolled in law school must apply separately to the Bloomberg School and an accredited U.S. law school.

The requirement for a standardized test score can be fulfilled with the LSAT. The standard MPH admissions prerequisite of two years of health-related work experience is waived. All other prerequisites must be met.

Contact

Jon Vernick, JD, MPH ’94
Co-director of the JD/MPH Program
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
jvernic1@jhu.edu
410-955-7982

LLM/MPH Program with Georgetown Law School

The Bloomberg School and the Georgetown University Law Center’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law offer the Master of Laws and the Master of Public Health (LLM/MPH) dual degree program.

Students are trained in public health practice and the role of law in solving critical global health challenges. Graduates earn the LLM degree in Global Health Law from Georgetown University and the MPH degree from the Bloomberg School. Both degrees are awarded upon completion of the program.

Structure

The dual degree program begins at the Bloomberg School. However, the MPH Practicum requirement is fulfilled during Year 2 by completing the O'Neill Institute Practicum. The MPH program office must approve the practicum proposal.

  • Year 1: MPH coursework in the 11-month, full-time format in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Year 2: LLM coursework, Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

How to Apply

Requirements and deadlines are the same as the full-time MPH program. The requirement for a standardized test score can be fulfilled with the LSAT and the MPH admissions prerequisite of two years of health-related work experience is waived.

Applicants must apply to the Bloomberg School using the SOPHAS application and to Georgetown University Law Center separately and simultaneously. The dual degree program requires acceptances from both schools.

Candidates who are not admitted to the dual degree program may still be eligible for admission to either the MPH Program or the LLM in Global Health Law Program, if they satisfy the individual program's admissions requirements.

Contact

Jon Vernick, JD, MPH ’94
Co-director, JD/MPH Program
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
410-955-7982
jvernic1@jhu.edu

Sarah Bosha, LLM, MA
Director, Global Health Law LLM Program
O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Georgetown University Law Center
sarah.bosha@georgetown.edu

Georgetown Law Admissions
llmadmis@law.georgetown.edu

DVM/MPH Program with an accredited veterinary school

Veterinary students desiring a Master of Public Health (MPH) may enroll in the MPH program after graduation or after at least two years of veterinary school.  Students in the DVM/MPH program will earn a DVM from their veterinary school and an MPH from Johns Hopkins. 

In particular, BSPH has partnered with the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) to offer combined degrees where BSPH MPH graduates enter RUSVM to study veterinary medicine and that RUSVM DVM graduates enter the BPSH MPH program. For information on the RUSVM program, visit

https://veterinary.rossu.edu/admissions/dvm-admissions/articulation-agreements/johns-hopkins.html

Alumni hold domestic and international leadership positions such as:

  • Area Medical Director, VCA
  • Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Veterinary Epidemiologist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Veterinary Medical Officer at FDA

Structure

Coursework must be completed in the 11-month, full-time format. Learn more about the MPH curriculum.

How to Apply

Requirements are the same as the full-time MPH program. Veterinary students must apply to the program and request a leave of absence from veterinary school. The years of veterinary training will fulfill the two years of health experience required for admission to the School’s MPH program. Veterinary students apply to the MPH program through SOPHAS.

Contact

For information on the DVM/MPH program, contact Dr. Meghan Davis at mdavis65@jhu.edu

DNP Executive/MPH with the School of Nursing

The Bloomberg School and the School of Nursing of Johns Hopkins University offer the Doctor of Nursing- Executive Track and Master of Public Health (DNP/MPH) dual degree program.

This program prepares nurse leaders to take on executive level roles in healthcare and tackle critical public health challenges locally and globally. 

Structure

Students pursue an integrated curriculum with core coursework in nursing and public health, as well as flexibility to choose electives based on individual interests. The program is offered in a part-time, online format and is 3 years in length.

How to Apply

The School of Nursing serves as the student’s “home” school and provides all administrative functions including admissions, financial aid, and course registration. Applications for the DNP/MPH must be obtained from and submitted to the School of Nursing and will be reviewed by the admissions committees of both schools.

For best consideration, please submit the application by November 1st, the admission priority deadline date at the School of Nursing. Please visit their website for application instructions.

Contact

Cathy Wilson
Director, School of Nursing Admissions Office
410-614-5489 | cathy.wilson@jhu.edu