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Master of Public Health

Full-time MPH

Our Full-time MPH Program emphasizes quality, diversity, and flexibility.

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
We have an overriding obligation to reduce suffering, wherever we find it.
-Jason Mathey

The full-time format is a concentrated 11-month course of study that begins in early July each year at the East Baltimore campus.  Students complete the degree in one academic year (July-May) by enrolling in five 8-week academic terms. Most, if not all courses will be completed on-site at the East Baltimore campus but students may also choose to enroll in online course offerings during the year.  In addition to completing the MPH core curriculum, students can choose to complete their elective courses either through a customized program of study or by pursuing one of ten multidisciplinary concentration areas depending upon their individual goals and interests.  The core curriculum comprises around 40% of the coursework, thus more than half of the courses needed for degree completion can be electives.

Summer Program Start

Full-time students begin the program in early July with a two-day on-campus orientation session followed by the start of classes in the summer term.  The summer term classes are a set of predetermined core courses of which all incoming students are preregistered for a total of 18 credits. Orientation to the program and curriculum requirements continues throughout the summer through attendance at a variety of information sessions and by participating in group advisor meetings with classmates and summer faculty mentors.  In mid-July, students will inform the MPH Office of their decisions to either pursue a customized program of study or an MPH concentration. This information is used to assist in making individual faculty advisor assignments. Students are notified of their advisor assignment in early August.

Getting Started

Please plan to complete all admission requirements.  Matriculation into the full-time program occurs once a year in early July. 

It is possible for you to begin taking some courses as a non-degree student at the Bloomberg School prior to admission.  Up to 16 credits may be applied toward the MPH degree, assuming that the courses were completed within 5 years of matriculation into the MPH. 

The Bloomberg School has partnered with Coursera to offer high-quality non-credit online mini courses.  This new global online learning opportunity is available to a wide student audience without charging tuition.  The courses include online lectures, readings, discussion groups, assignments, and exams.

The OPENCOURSEWARE (OCW) project provides access to the Bloomberg School's most popular courses. We know that only a small portion of interested health professionals from around the globe have the opportunity to come to Baltimore. OCW provides an opportunity for you to gain unique insights into public health as a profession at no cost to you.

Frequently Asked Questions


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