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Resources for Admitted MPH Full-time Students

Welcome Admitted MPH Full-time Students! We're excited to welcome you to our program at the end of June!

This website is comprised of resources to help you plan ahead for your stay in Baltimore and to prepare for the start of the program. We'll be updating information on this site regularly, so we encourage you to bookmark this site and check it often.

Warm regards,

The MPH Program Office Team


Welcome Message from Dr. Marie Diener-West, MPH Program Chair


Email Messages Sent from MPH Program Chair

All email communication from the MPH Program Chair to the students will be archived here.

JHSPH/MPH Admitted Student Website and Visitor Days/Online Chats - sent Feb. 17, 2014

MPH Summer Term Schedule and Online Chats - sent Apr. 30, 2014

MPH Program Preparation Reminders - sent May 23, 2014

MPH Action Item - Completion of Introduction to Online Learning mini-course - sent June 2, 2014

Concentration Areas - Hopkins MPH Program - sent June 6, 2014

Orientation Slideshow Questionnaire - sent June 6, 2014

MPH Orientation Schedule, Core Courses, Summer Group Advisors - sent June 17, 2014


Key Dates - Mark Your Calendar


March 28 and April 4, 2014: JHSPH Admitted Students' Visitors Days.
Please join us in Baltimore for one of our Admitted Student Visitors Days.

April 7, 2014: MPH Online Live Chat Information Sessions

April 15, 2014 OR within 2 weeks of receiving admission letter: Confirm acceptance of our offer for admission. Complete the Admissions Reply Form and Deposit Form at the Admitted Students website. To log in, use the username "Welcome2" and the password "JHSPH". (MSN/MPH Students: Please confirm your acceptance of the admission offer through the School of Nursing Admissions Office.)

April 25, 2014: MPH Online Live Chat Information Session

May 2, 2014: MPH Online Live Chat Information Session

May 9, 2014: Housing and Life in Baltimore Live Talk

Friday, June 27, 2014: Preliminary orientation for MPH international students. This is an optional, but highly recommended session that will focus on graduate student life in the U.S. as well as life in Baltimore.

June 30 and July 1, 2014: MPH orientation for full-time students. All new full-time MPH students are expected to attend. The orientation session is scheduled on both days from approximately 8:30am-5:00pm and will be held in Sommer Hall at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street in Baltimore.

Summer Term: July 2 - August 22, 2014.
The summer term spans 8 weeks. Courses begin on Wednesday, July 2nd and end on Friday, August 22nd.


Admitted Students Resources

The Admissions Office Admitted Students Website has a variety of resources, including Financial Aid Office, Housing, and Visa information for Admitted International Students. To log in, use the username "Welcome2" and the password "JHSPH".


Join the Facebook and Linked-In groups for the incoming MPH 2014/2015 Class

A Facebook group has been created for the incoming Johns Hopkins School of Public Health MPH Class of 2015 for you to begin connecting with your future classmates now.

A Linked-In MPH Class of 2015: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health group has also been created and you are encouraged to join this group as well.

A class listserv also has been created for your use.


Visit the School

All students are welcome to attend the School's Admitted Student Visitors Days. If you are unable to attend on those specific dates but would still like to visit, contact the MPH Program Office and we will assist you in scheduling a visit on an alternate date. If you are unable to visit in person, be sure to check out the MPH Online Live Chat Information Sessions on April 7 and May 2.


What To Expect This Summer

The Summer Term runs from Wed., July 2nd through Fri., August 22nd. See the complete 2014-2015 academic calendar for the Bloomberg School.


Things To Do Before Arriving in Baltimore

Enroll and complete Introduction to Online Learning (IOL). Many of the full-time MPH students participate in at least one online course during the program. IOL is a non-credit course module and must be completed before enrolling in any online course offered by the Bloomberg School. The MPH office highly recommends that all new students complete IOL prior to the start of the program in the event that they need or choose to take an online course during the academic year.

Prepare for the Quantitative courses you will take as an MPH student. It may have been years since you've taken a quantitative course, or maybe you just want to brush up on your skills. Either way, you'll want to prepare yourself for the epidemiology and biostatistics courses you'll be taking during the program. One resource which is recommended by our faculty is a Study Guide to Epidemiology and Biostatistics, by J. Richard Hebel and Robert J. McCarter, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Burlington, MA, 2012 (Seventh Edition).

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program in which some knowledge is required for some courses at the Bloomberg School. If you have never used Excel before or if it has been awhile since you last used it, you can familiarize yourself with basic Excel skills prior to your arrival.

Our Information Technology team has provided some recommendations for purchasing new or upgrading laptops for meeting the School's technical criteria and ensuring a seamless access to our networks and resources.

Purchase a laptop computer with a discount through Johns Hopkins. Admitted students are eligible to purchase a laptop computer at a discounted rate prior to arrival or at any time during enrollment at the Bloomberg School. Hewlett Packard offers exclusive discounts to Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students for personal purchases. Apple Purchasing also offers discounts to Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students for personal purchases.


JHSPH Course Information / Learn About JHSPH Faculty

Check out the course catalog online at Course Search to learn more about the courses offered at the School

Access the content of some of the School's most popular courses at no cost to you at OpenCourseWare (i.e. Statistical Reasoning I & II and Fundamentals of Epidemiology I & II).

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

Identify faculty with interests similar to your own by doing some key word searches in the School's online Faculty Directory.


Frequently Asked Questions



MPH Contact Information

If you have specific questions, feel free to contact Ms. Janet Carn, Sr. Academic Coordinator for full-time MPH students, 410-955-1291.