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
- Environmental Diseases: Molecular Mechanisms and Pathophysiology
- Exposure Sciences and Environmental Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
- Cancer Epidemiology
- Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Epidemiology
- Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis
- Environmental Epidemiology
- Epidemiology of Aging
- General Epidemiology and Methodology
- Genetic Epidemiology
- Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation
Department of Health, Behavior and Society
Department of Health Policy and Management
- Bioethics and Health Policy
- Health Economics and Policy
- Health Services Research and Policy
- Health and Public Policy
Department of International Health
- Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
- Health Systems
- Human Nutrition
- Social and Behavioral Interventions
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.