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Master's Degree

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

Offered By: Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Onsite | Full-Time | 2 years

About the MSPH in Population, Family and Reproductive Health Program

The two-year curriculum allows students to integrate coursework in life course, population, program management, policy, quantitative methods and core PFRH areas of interest with practical knowledge and skills. Students also choose courses based on their selected area of interest and career goals. The program promotes opportunities for students to engage in public health leadership, community-based research, program evaluation and application of research to current public health programs. Complementing the classroom training is a 680-hour field placement that may be completed in domestic and/or international settings. The field placement provides students the opportunity to integrate skills learned in the classroom with practical experience in their area of interest.

MSPH in Population, Family and Reproductive Health Program Highlights


integrates coursework in life course, population, program management, and quantitative methods

4 areas of interest

take courses in 1 or more areas

Field placement 

both domestic and international

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Master's Essay & Presentation

to apply newly honed skills 

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What Can You Do With a Graduate Degree In Population, Family And Reproductive Health?

Visit the Graduate Employment Outcomes Dashboard to learn about Bloomberg School graduates' employment status, sector, and salaries.

Sample Careers

  • Policy Associate
  • Program Officer
  • Public Health Advisor
  • Research Associate
  • Research Data Analyst

Curriculum for the MSPH in Population, Family and Reproductive Health

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

Areas of Interest

Admissions Requirements

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

Prior Coursework

A general-level biology or biological science course, an upper-level mathematics course (calculus and statistics recommended), and a social science course

Standardized Test Scores

Standardized test scores (GRE, 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.

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. Students have the option of distributing the scholarship entirely in their second year of study or receive a 25% reduction in tuition their first year and 50% in their second year.

Additionally, Johns Hopkins University, thanks to support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, offers need-based scholarships for students enrolled in an MSPH program. These need-based scholarships will enable the best and brightest students with an interest in public health to obtain the highest-quality professional public health education available. Students who are first-generation graduate students, and have exceptional undergraduate academic records, will be prioritized for this need-based scholarship.

To be considered for an MSPH need-based scholarship, applicants should submit their SOPHAS application and supporting documents no later than February 15, along with the CSS profile to the Financial Aid Office using code 5315. Applicants should indicate their interest in the scholarship by answering “yes” to the school specific question in their SOPHAS application for the MSPH program of their choice.

Opportunities are available in the department for students to be Teaching Assistants or Research Assistants.

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Academic Program Manager
Kristen McCormick
Master's Programs

Academic Program Manager
Gilbert Morgan
Doctoral Program