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Master of Public Health

Full-time MPH
Frequently Asked Questions

Meet our students
& alumni

Chuka Anude
I have always wanted to be a hand and a voice; a hand to help hurting people and a voice for the voiceless. This led me to medicine and now to public health... Read More
Priya Mehra
For me the Bloomberg School is a place for greater self-discovery. My background in public health... Read More
Tom Edling
I have a BS in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University, DVM from Colorado State University, and a... Read More
Jennifer Cohn
I am currently an instructor in medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania... Read More
Somnazu Nwanze
I am a medical doctor, who graduated from the University of Benin, Nigeria. My latest assignment was with the Nigerian Youth Corps... Read More
Olga Joos
Born in Florida, but raised in both Europe and the U.S., I have a strong love for traveling which now compliments my interest in public health... Read More
Gregory Tung
The online MPH is a versatile degree that has been key in my professional development. I entered the program while working full-time as a hospital administrator... Read More
Jung-Im Shin
Who would have thought that I would end up at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health? Certainly not me... Read More
Luca Passerini
I am an Italian Medical Doctor with a passion for global health and social entrepreneurship, focusing on poverty-related diseases, child health and humanitarian action... Read More
Marie Curry
I began the part-time MPH program with the goal of using my research and analytical skills to further policies that improve health... Read More
Daniel Ehlman
I earned my MPH concentrating my coursework in Epidemiology and Biostatistics with a capstone project analyzing malaria data from Tanzania... Read More
Economic prosperity is inextricably linked to the health and rights of a population.
-Charitha Gowda

Q: Will I receive a faculty academic advisor?
A: Yes, each student is assigned a faculty academic advisor during the summer and is notified of that assignment in early August.  The role of the faculty advisor is to discuss the advisee’s academic program and progress including choice of courses in light of their educational and professional goals. 

Q: What is the cost of the MPH program?
A: Full-time tuition is $11,832 per term (2014-15 academic year). For tuition purposes, students registered for 12 or more units are considered full-time.

Q: Can I transfer credits from another institution towards the MPH degree?
A: Unfortunately, the Bloomberg School does not accept transfer credits from other academic institutions.

Q: Can I contact a current student or alumnus?
A: Yes, our alumni and students are enthusiastic about connecting with prospective MPH students.  Please send an email message to the MPH program office with some brief information about yourself, your professional experience, and your academic interests.  We will put you in contact with an MPH alumnus or current student with similar interests.

Q: What is the capstone project?
A: The MPH Capstone Project is an opportunity for students to apply skills and competencies acquired to a public health problem relevant to their own professional goals, under the direction of a capstone faculty advisor.  Completion of the capstone project requires a written paper of approximately 20 pages and an oral presentation.  Full-time students begin the planning phase of their capstone projects by the 2nd term.

Q: What does the MPH practicum entail?
A: All MPH students are required to complete a practicum experience.  The MPH practicum is a practical public health mentored experience that provides students the opportunity to participate in hands-on work and interaction with public health professionals.  There are numerous opportunities for obtaining a practicum experience

If you have questions or need more information, please contact the MPH Program office.