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Bloomberg School of Public Health

Baltimore, MD


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Bloomberg School Offers Premier Public Health Programs: Protecting Health and Saving Lives Millions at a Time

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health was founded in 1916 by William Welch and John D. Rockefeller. It is the oldest and largest institution of its kind. The Bloomberg School is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives by pioneering research, deploying its knowledge and expertise in the field, and educating tomorrow's scientists and practitioners. The faculty, students, and alumni are driving the improvement of public health on a global scale.

Consistently rated number one in "U.S. News and World Report," the Bloomberg School has over 50 different centers and institutes that cover every specialty from human nutrition to mind-body research. The public health degree programs afford the opportunity for both faculty members and students to conduct research in a wide array of disciplines, with ongoing studies in more than 90 countries. The results of this research have been used to formulate policies and establish programs that offer practical improvements in health care and disease prevention.

In addition to the public health degree programs, the OpenCourseWare (OCW) project allows access to the most popular and useful courses to non-degree students from around the world. Acknowledging the growing challenges to global health, the school's administrators feel morally compelled to openly and equally disseminate vital public health knowledge. Students and faculty members in the public health program fully support the school's OCW project, and many choose to attend the Bloomberg School specifically because of this kind of commitment.

The Bloomberg School Educates Future Leaders in Public Health

The Bloomberg School offers four master's degrees: the Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.), Master of Science (Sc.M.), Master of Health Science (M.H.S.), and the school-wide Master of Public Health (M.P.H.).

The M.H.A. is offered through the Department of Health Policy and Management and was developed for those students seeking a graduate education in health finance and management. The Sc.M. degree is for students who wish to pursue research careers in specific areas, and these master's degrees require a written thesis based on a student's original research.

Each of the Bloomberg School's academic departments offers the M.H.S. The academic M.H.S., intended for students pursuing specific public health disciplines, is attained via in-depth study and focused research. The professional M.H.S. prepares students for careers in public health, combining intensive academic training with a period of field experience.

The M.P.H. is a school-wide program providing an education in all core competencies for public health professionals having at least two years of post-baccalaureate health experience. Following completion of their second year of studies, medical students are also eligible for the program.

Three doctoral degrees are offered by the Bloomberg School. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is for individuals whose goals are research and/or teaching. Each department at the Bloomberg School offers the Ph.D., which normally consists of one to two years of full-time course work, followed by two to five years of full-time research. The Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) is a school-wide program designed for holders of the M.P.H. or equivalent degree seeking a leadership career in public health. The Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) is offered by some departments and is for exceptional students who seek careers in research, primarily in academic settings.

Baltimore Helps Balance the Lives of Students at Bloomberg School

Baltimore, Maryland, is a vibrant, waterfront city whose world-renowned Inner Harbor is surrounded by historical neighborhoods with unique shops, restaurants, art venues, and culture. The city supports a forward-looking arts scene and simultaneously embraces its history and lasting influence on American culture.

Baltimore's waterfront, with its bustling indoor and outdoor life, is a must on any to-do list. From art galleries to museums, it includes a wide variety of things to see and do, including such pieces of its maritime history as the "U.S.S. Constellation," the last surviving ship of the Civil War. The National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center are popular stops for many people. The city's location affords easy weekend trips to the mountains or the beach. Washington, D.C., is just a short drive or train ride away, too.

Deeply rooted in Maryland's rich history, Baltimore is full of promise and celebrates is diverse roots and influences in many ways. Little Italy's people, events, and good food make it a favorite spot. Mount Vernon, the center of Baltimore's Art District, is full of historical buildings, savvy galleries, and famous museums. Maryland's festivals, fishing expeditions, and recreational activities offer many interesting diversions. Sailing, hiking, and other summer activities eventually give way to such winter favorites as skating and skiing. From the NFL Ravens to MLB's Orioles, the city is home to world-class, world champion teams as well. Baltimore is a city that provides Johns Hopkins students with everything needed for a full, balanced, rich, and productive life.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health (MSN/MPH)
Master of Bioethics (MBE)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Health (MBA/MPH)
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH)
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health (JD/MPH)
Master of Science (Sc M)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Science (Sc D)
Master of Health Sciences/Master of Arts (MHS/MA)
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Master of Health Science (MHS)
Master of Health Sciences (MHS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 712
Doctoral Degrees 123
Other Advanced Degrees 345

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Official transcripts from every college-level institution attended (academic records from institutions outside the U.S. must undergo a credentials evaluation)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Official transcripts from every college-level institution attended (academic records from institutions outside the U.S. must undergo a credentials evaluation)
Additional Entrance Requirements Official transcripts from every college-level institution attended (academic records from institutions outside the U.S. must undergo a credentials evaluation)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 5.63%
Black or African American 5.9%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.18%
Asian 14.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.82%
Unknown 2.9%


Male (31%)
Female (68%)


Focus of faculty research: Biomedical research, environmental health, biostatistics, epidemiology, social science and health
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 615 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD  21205
United States
Contact Dr. Ellen J. MacKenzie
Phone: 410-955-3540
Fax: 410-955-0121