Our Full-time MPH Program emphasizes quality, diversity, and flexibility.
Meet our students
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.
When applying to the full-time program, please plan to complete all admission requirements by the December 1st application deadline. 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.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact the MPH Program office.