Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University

Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University

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 4 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 2 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 1 to 2 years of full-time course work, followed by 2 to 5 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 & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Public Health Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH)
      Doctor of Science (Sc D)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health (JD/MPH)
      Master of Bioethics (MBE)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Health (MBA/MPH)
      Master of Health Administration (MHA)
      Master of Health Sciences (MHS)
      Master of Health Sciences/Master of Arts (MHS/MA)
      Master of Public Health (MPH)
      Master of Public Policy (MPP)
      Master of Science (Sc M)
      Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health (MSN/MPH)
      Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
      Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH)
    • 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
      • Master's Degrees Required for some and Required for some
      • Doctoral Degrees Required and Required
      • First Professional Degrees Not reported
      • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


    • Entrance Requirements
      • Master's DegreesNot Reported
      • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
      • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
      • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
      • International DegreesIELTS and TOEFL Accepted


    • Existing Research
      • Ongoing research in more than 130 countries.

    Tuition & Fees

    • Tuition & Fees *
      • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
      • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
    • Financial Support
      • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
      • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 15
      • Types of financial support availableNot Reported


    • Faculty Breakout
      • Total Faculty1,404
      • Full-time Percentage44%
      • Part-time Percentage56%

    Location & Contact

    Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Johns Hopkins University

    615 North Wolfe Street, Suite E1002
    Baltimore, MD 21205
    United States

    Dr. Michael Klag


    Phone: 410-955-3540
    Fax: 410-955-0121

    Office of Admissions

    Phone: 410-955-3543
    Fax: 410-955-0464