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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

In the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree program at the Bloomberg School, students focus on the creation of new and innovative knowledge – it’s primarily a degree for individuals with goals in public health research or teaching.

The Johns Hopkins University Graduate Board oversees the PhD degree program and its requirements, which entail coursework and independent research. Generally, the program consists of one to two years of full-time coursework, followed by two to five years of full-time, independent research.

The Bloomberg School PhD degree program ensures that you have a breadth and depth of knowledge in a particular discipline or area. Then, your ability to conduct research is assessed by the preparation of a written dissertation.

Every department at the Bloomberg School offers a PhD program, so it’s important to contact your department of interest for more information. 

PhD Programs by Department

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Department of Biostatistics

Department of Environmental Health Sciences

Department of Epidemiology

Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation

Department of Health, Behavior and Society

Department of Health Policy and Management

Department of International Health

Department of Mental Health

Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Note: The Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology offer an interdepartmental degree in molecular epidemiology that leads to both a PhD and ScM degree.