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Office of Admissions Services

Standardized Tests

Standardized Test Scores

Know your program's requirements

Standardized test score (GRE, GMAT, MCAT) requirements are determined by each academic program at the Bloomberg School. The drop down lists below indicates for each program if test scores are required, optional, or not required/not reviewed.

Required: Standardized test scores are required. Please review the chart below to learn which test scores are accepted by your program of interest. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all application components.

Optional: Standardized test scores are optional. 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.

Not Required/Not Reviewed: Standardized test scores are not required and not reviewed. If you have taken a standardized test such as the GRE, GMAT, or MCAT and want to submit your scores, please note that they will not be used as a metric during the application review. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all required application components.

How to submit your scores | Doctoral Degree Standardized Test Application Requirements | Master's Degree Standardized Test Application Requirements 

How to submit your scores

We strongly encourage candidates to take standardized tests as early as possible to ensure their scores are received by the application deadline.

GRE The SOPHAS code for the Bloomberg School of Public Health is 3738.
MCAT When filling out your application, self-report your MCAT scores and include your AAMC ID#. Then have AAMC electronically send the scores to SOPHAS. Your name, date of birth and AAMC ID# must match or your scores will not automatically post to your account.
GMAT GMAT scores for those programs accepting it may be submitted electronically to JHSPH using the school code KGB-3R-06.
LSAT LSAT scores are submitted to JHSPH. In order to submit an official score, you should request an official copy from LSAC be sent to your home address. When it arrives, don't open it! Place the unopened report in an envelope and send to Admissions Services, JHSPH, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Suite E1002, Baltimore, MD 21205.

Please note: USMLE scores may be submitted as additional documentation, but will not replace the standardized test score required by admissions.

Averages, minimums, and what makes a competitive application

Test scores and other admissions statistics vary greatly by department, program, degree track and admissions cycle. For this reason, Admissions Services doesn't track these numbers or provide average/minimum test scores or GPAs. From our perspective, all components of the application (resume, statement of purpose, transcripts, test scores, etc.) are taken into consideration when reviewing a candidate's application for admission.

That said, the departments and programs have their own admissions review committees. You may wish to contact your department of interest for a better idea of what makes a competitive application.

Doctoral Degree Standardized Test Application Requirements

DrPH

Not Required/Not Reviewed

PhD

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Optional (GRE)

Biostatistics - Not Required/Not Reviewed

Environmental Health and Engineering - Not Required/Not Reviewed

Epidemiology - Not Required/Not Reviewed

Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation - Required (USMLE and GRE or MCAT)

Health, Behavior and Society - Optional (GRE)

Health Policy and Management - Not Required/Not Reviewed

International Health - Optional (GRE)

Mental Health - Not Required/Not Reviewed

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology - Optional (GRE)

Population, Family and Reproductive Health - Optional (GRE, MCAT)

Residency Programs

Required (USMLE Steps 1 & 2, Steps 3 Preferred or COMLEX)

Master's Degree Standardized Test Application Requirements

MAS

Not Required/Not Reviewed

MA in Public Health Biology

Optional (GRE, MCAT)

MBE

Optional (GRE, MCAT, LSAT)

MHA

Not Required/Not Reviewed

MHS

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Optional (GRE, MCAT)

Biostatistics - Not Required/Not Reviewed

Environmental Health and Engineering - Optional (GRE, MCAT)

Epidemiology - Not Required/Not Reviewed

Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation - Required (USMLE and GRE or MCAT)

Health, Behavior and Society - Optional (GRE)

Health Policy and Management - Not Required/Not Reviewed

International Health - Optional (GRE, MCAT)

Mental Health - Optional (GRE, MCAT)

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology - Optional (GRE, MCAT)

Population, Family and Reproductive Health - Optional (GRE, MCAT)

Population, Family and Reproductive Health Online - Optional (GRE, MCAT)

MPH

MPH and Dual Degree except MPH/MBA - Optional (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT)

MPH/MBA with Carey Business School - Required (GRE, GMAT)

MS in Toxicology for Human Risk Assessment

Optional (GRE, MCAT)

MSPH

Health, Behavior and Society - Not Required/Not Reviewed

Health Policy and Management - Not Required/Not Reviewed

International Health - Optional (GRE)

Population, Family and Reproductive Health Online - Optional (GRE, MCAT)

ScM

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Optional (GRE, MCAT)

Biostatistics - Not Required/Not Reviewed

Environmental Health and Engineering - Optional (GRE, MCAT)

Epidemiology - Not Required/Not Reviewed

Health, Behavior and Society - Optional (GRE)

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology - Optional (GRE, MCAT)