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Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health


The Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health offers an extensive selection of academic programs that prepare graduates at the masters and doctoral levels to address critical public health problems through careers in academia, research organizations, and professional practice settings.

Degree Programs


Master of Health Science (MHS)

The MHS is a one-year program designed for students who are interested in advancing their knowledge in one of the department’s content areas and strengthening their research and analytic skills.

Master of Health Science (MHS) Online

The MHS Online program is designed for professionals to further their career and enhance skills in program evaluation, research methods, and life course perspectives.

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

The MSPH is a two-year program in which students gain practical knowledge and skills in life course, population, program management, policy, quantitative methods, and core PFRH areas of interest.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The PhD program integrates coursework in life course, population and core PFRH areas of interest with the application of a range of research methods to these areas.


Bachelor's / Master of Science in Public Health (Bachelor/MSPH)

The Bachelor's/MSPH program is designed exclusively for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). All majors are welcome.


Non-Degree Programs

Certificate Programs

* Jointly offered.

Summer Institute