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Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Offered By: Department of International Health

Onsite | Full-Time | 1.52 years

About This Program

The GDEC Program trains students to use epidemiologic and biostatistical methods to design, implement and evaluate disease control interventions of public health importance to underserved populations. Students have the opportunity to work with faculty at field sites across the world, gaining hands-on experience in global health research and program implementation.

The program emphasizes biomedical interventions (e.g. therapeutic or prophylactic drugs, vaccines or environmental modifications).

Program Highlights

An interdisciplinary degree drawing on expertise across the School and international collaborators, students acquire a broad understanding of the methods, skills, and tools needed to design, conduct, and analyze community and clinical trials and laboratory-based investigations.

4

terms of courses

4-8

months field practicum

1

capstone project

1

comprehensive exam

What Can You Do With This Degree?

Alumni enjoy careers in academia, government and nongovernment sectors, and industry and help develop and implement programs to address public health problems facing underserved populations in the U.S. and abroad.

Organization Job Title

Chesapeake Regional Informational Systems for our Patients (CRISP)

Project Manager

Gavi

Senior Program Manager

ICF International

Senior Associate

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Research Associate

Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Technical Advisor

Medtronic

Sr. Program Manager, Epidemiology and Market Development

PAHO

Consultant

PATH

Senior Digital Policy Communications Associate

Population Services International (PSI)

Research Associate

RAND

Associate Policy Researcher

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Clinical Research Coordinator

The DHS Program

Survey Manager

UNICEF

HIV/AIDS Statistics & Monitoring Officer

USAID

Pharmaceutical Management Technical Advisor

WHO

Scientist

Curriculum

The GDEC program is a combination of hands-on learning and course work. Your course work and practicum requirements will help you complete your capstone project and develop the core competencies needed for a successful career in global health.

Browse an overview of this program's requirements in the JHU Academic Catalogue and explore all course offerings in the Bloomberg School Course Directory.

Areas of Interest

  • Digital Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious and Emerging Diseases
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Vaccines

Admissions Requirements

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

Prior Coursework

Strong undergraduate background in biology and/or the quantitative sciences

Standardized Test Scores

Standardized test scores (GRE) 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.

Program Faculty Spotlight

Rupali Limaye

Rupali Limaye

Associate Scientist
International Health

Rupali Limaye, PhD ’12, MPH, MA, studies how health information can best be communicated to individuals in different contexts and through different channels.

Alain Labrique

Alain Labrique

Professor
International Health

Alain Labrique, PhD '07, MHS '99, MS, is an infectious disease epidemiologist who leverages digital innovations to solve public health problems in resource-limited settings.

Anna Durbin

Anna Durbin

Professor
International Health

Anna Durbin, MD, studies experimental vaccines for SARS-CoV-2, dengue, West Nile, Zika, malaria, and more in human clinical trials and in controlled human infection studies.

Christine Marie George

Christine Marie George

Associate Professor
International Health

Christine Marie George, PhD, studies how to develop effective water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to reduce enteric diseases and SARS-CoV-2 in low-income countries.

Tuition and Funding

The Master’s Tuition Scholarship is available to students in good academic standing in a two-year, full-time master’s program. The MTS is a 75% reduction in tuition for year two of an eight-term program.

Contact Us

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

Cristina Salazar, MA
Academic Program Manager
csalazar@jhu.edu

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