Turn your passion into action with a Master of Public Health from the nation’s leader. We set the standard for public health on a global scale.
What Distinguishes the Hopkins Master of Public Health?
#1 Excellence Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report since 1994
Collaboration Learn and team-up with accessible faculty and classmates
Flexibility School-wide structure means inter-disciplinary coursework, easy to change focus areas
Global Research in 130+ countries from Baltimore to Bangladesh
Reputation Faculty members are leaders in every public health arena
Network Students from 80 nations & 20,000+ alumni around the world
Studying at the Bloomberg School means unparalleled training for tackling the world’s most pressing public health issues.
The Master of Public Health is a school-wide degree program. The rigorous curriculum prepares students to become leading public health professionals capable of addressing current global health problems with multidisciplinary, evidence-based approaches.
During the program, students interact with public health faculty members renowned for teaching, practice, and ongoing research around the world. In this diverse and collaborative learning environment, students learn as much from each other as they do from their coursework.
Dual Degree Options
A dual degree is more powerful than the sum of its parts. It combines training in public health with another field, like business or law, to position students for niches in the job market. For all dual-degree programs, the MPH coursework is completed in a full-time format.
MPH/MBA with the Carey Business School
MBA/MPH with China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
The application requirement of 2 years of full-time, post-baccalaureate, health-related work experience is waived for applicants to all dual-degree programs EXCEPT the MPH/MBA program with the Carey Business School.
The Johns Hopkins MPH Programme is designed to provide students with critical multidisciplinary training to help solve global health problems. Starting with students matriculating in the 2019-2020 academic year, the Johns Hopkins MPH Programme is implementing an updated curriculum as recommended by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health, and other public health programs.
The new curriculum will assure that all MPH graduates acquire foundational public health knowledge and public health core competencies. To do so, students will be required to select from a range of MPH core courses that comprise approximately 45-50 credits of the 80 credits required for graduation. Students will have the flexibility to customize the remaining credits of their curriculum to their areas of interest to achieve an appropriate balance between depth and breadth. (Note: Students matriculating prior to June 2019 should follow the core curriculum specified in their MPH Programme Manual.)
To earn the degree, students must complete 80 credits. The program is composed of:
Advising & Goals Analysis
MPH Field Experience Fund
What can you do with an MPH degree?
MPH graduates work at a vast array of organizations including health care, consulting firms, the federal government, colleges and universities, local and state health departments, hospitals, NGOs, and many, many more.
Where are MPH graduates working?
32% Hospital or Other Healthcare ProvidersJohns Hopkins Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital; Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne; Stanford Health Care
24% Academic InstitutionsAll India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, Hanoi Medical University, Johns Hopkins University, King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia; London School; Yale School of Medicine
16% Foundations or Non-ProfitsDoctors Without Borders, Gavi - the Vaccine Alliance, PATH, Population Services International, RTI International, The Good Food Institute
15% GovernmentCDC, FDA, HRSA; Maryland Department of Health, NCI, NIH, USAID, Veterans Health Adm, WHO
13% ConsultingApricot Forest Information Technology (Beijing), AstraZeneca, Booz Allen Hamilton, Dalberg Advisors, Genentech, IBM Watson Health, Manatt Health Strategies, RAND Corporation, Siemens Healthineers
Two Years Experience
Students in the School-wide MPH program have at least two years of full-time, post-baccalaureate, health-related work experience OR a doctoral degree in a field underlying public health. Applicants in the process of gaining experience can apply before they have reached the two-year mark, as long as the requirement is fulfilled by the time of matriculation.
Though many of our students are physicians, a variety of backgrounds can fulfil this requirement, including health-related Peace Corp work, managing a research lab, or covering health policy as a journalist. We encourage professionals from all fields to apply.
This requirement is waived for medical students who have completed two years of U.S. medical school curriculum, those who have finished medical school outside of the U.S., and all applicants to the dual-degree programs.
Strong Academic Background
By the time a student matriculates into the program (as opposed to applying for), they must have satisfactorily completed the following courses for college credit and letter grade:
One math course (e.g., Calculus, Algebra or Statistics)
One introductory general biology course
One health-related science (e.g., Microbiology, Nutrition, or Anatomy and Physiology) OR a second biology course
Successful applicants possess a strong academic record with particular emphasis on excellent quantitative skills, which are reflected in transcripts and standardized test scores (GRE, MCAT, GMAT, or LSAT); however, the MPH program has made standardized test scores optional for the current application cycle due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applicants who have an advanced degree beyond the baccalaureate (e.g., MS, MA, MD, DDS, Ph.D., MBBS, BDS) may apply without a standardized test score. However, they may be putting themselves at a disadvantage, particularly if their admission materials do not demonstrate significant quantitative and analytical skills. Also, these applicants may significantly reduce their chances of being awarded a scholarship.
Public Health Goals
Applicants must understand how studying public health relates to their professional aspirations. The application provides opportunities, like the Statement of Purpose and Objectives, to explain past academic and work experiences, professional ambitions, and how an MPH degree fits in with overall career goals.
The application requires three letters of recommendation. The review committee prefers at least one professional and one academic letter.