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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 on-site 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.

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 or on-site Orientation in Baltimore), 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.

    MSN/MPH Program with the School of Nursing

    Not accepting applications for Summer 2021.

    The Bloomberg School and the School of Nursing of Johns Hopkins University offer the Master of Science in Nursing-Public Health Nursing and Master of Public Health (MSN-PHN/MPH) joint degree program.

    The program trains students to effectively deliver nursing services in community settings. Graduates receive a single diploma signed by the Deans of the School of Nursing and the Bloomberg School.

    Alumni hold domestic and international leadership roles such as:

    • Project Director, Youth Power FHI 360, Mozambique
    • Infection Control Epidemiologist, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
    • President and Medical Director, Global Health Innovations, Kansas City, Missouri
    • Senior Consultant, The Advisory Board Company, Washington, D.C.

    Structure

    Students pursue an integrated curriculum with core coursework in public health and nursing, as well as flexibility to choose electives based on individual interests. A limited number of courses taken at the School of Nursing can count toward credits needed for both degrees. Both the MSN and MPH programs are completed with fewer courses than if students enroll in each program separately.

    The program can be completed in 18 months in a full-time format. Students also have the option of taking courses in a part-time format. Learn more about the MSN/MPH curriculum and sample courses of study.

    How to Apply

    We are not accepting applications for Summer 2021.

    The School of Nursing serves as the student's "home" school and provides all administrative functions including admissions, financial aid and registration processing. Applications for the MSN/MPH program must be obtained from 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

    Betsy Emery
    Senior Admissions Officer
    Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
    410-955-7548
    bemery@jhu.edu

    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 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 80 MPH credits and 63 MBA credits, for a minimum of 143 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

    Summer Fall One Fall Two Spring One Spring Two
    Environmental Health Statistical Methods I Statistical Methods II Statistical Methods III Statistical Methods IV
    Principles of Epidemiology MPH Elective MPH Elective MPH Elective MPH Capstone**
    Public Health Policy MPH Elective Business Law MPH Elective MPH Elective
    Population Dynamics Marketing Management Economics for Decision Making Business Communication MPH Elective
    Intro to Bioethics Accounting & Financial Reporting MBA Elective Corporate Finance The Firm & the Macroeconomy
    The Tools of Public Health Practice       Decision Models

    Year 2

    Summer Fall One Fall Two Spring One Spring Two
    Summer Internship Social & Behavioral Core Public Health Biology Core Managed Care & Health Insurance MPH Capstone**
    MPH Elective Comparative Health Insurance MPH Elective MPH Elective
    MPH Elective MPH Elective MPH Elective MPH Elective
    Investments Negotiation Information Systems Business Leadership and Human Values
    Operations Management Leadership in Organizations MBA Elective MBA Elective
    MBA Elective MBA Elective MBA Elective MBA 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.

    Applicants are required to take either the GRE (preferred) or the GMAT. 

    Tuition

    Using 2020/21 rates, tuition is $129,276
    ($14,364 per term for 9 terms over two years)

    *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

    Park Watson
    Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
    410-234-9229
    park.watson@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/JHSPH 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

    Renee Johnson, PhD
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    624 N. Broadway
    Baltimore, MD 21205
    410-955-7073
    rjohnson@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

    Ana Ayala, JD, LLM
    Director, Global Health Law LLM Program
    O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
    Georgetown University Law Center
    202-662-9462
    asa58@law.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, JHSPH has partnered with the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) to offer combined degrees where JHSPH MPH graduates enter RUSVM to study veterinary medicine and that RUSVM DVM graduates enter the JHPSH 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

    Deb Driscoll
    Assistant Director, School of Nursing Admissions Office
    410-502-4132 | ddrisco8@jhu.edu