Ways to Complete the MPH
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The Bloomberg School MPH program is flexible and can be customized to meet a variety of professional and career goals.
Students may study in either a part-time/online format, or in a full-time format. Both formats lead to the same degree, with courses taught by Bloomberg School faculty.
There are some demographic differences between our full-time and part-time/online students. Our part-time/online students tend to be older and further along in their career paths.
The part-time/online format offers courses that are available days, evenings and weekends, in classroom settings, and online. Students complete the degree within two to three years of matriculation.
This format begins in January and June at our East Baltimore campus – and in November in Barcelona, Spain – with an orientation and two weeks of introductory coursework in Baltimore (orientation and one week of coursework in Barcelona).
Students can earn up to 80 percent of their academic units through more than 100 online course options. At least 20 percent of the degree is earned in a face-to-face format through any combination of:
- Courses offered in regular eight-week academic terms on-site in Baltimore for local part-time/online students
- 100+ condensed courses offered during summer and winter institutes on-site in Baltimore, with some additional options in Washington, DC
- Courses range from two to five days in length with assignments completed before and/or after classes are held during the Fall Institute in Barcelona.
The full-time format is a concentrated 11-month course of study at the East Baltimore campus that begins each year in late June.
The courses are structured to provide the core requirements early in the academic program starting in the summer, followed by advanced and elective coursework in the latter part of the academic year. Students can either customize their program of study to meet their individual career and educational goals, or choose an optional area of concentration. With more than 500 full-time and 600 part-time professors, the Bloomberg School provides an unparalleled intellectually stimulating environment.