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Master of Public Health

Concentrations & Customizing

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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
I didn’t think it was possible to find a group of people I could learn more from than the faculty... and then I met my classmates.
-Diane Francisco

Bloomberg School MPH students may elect an optional concentration area or customize their program of study.

Full-time students will complete an MPH Concentration/Customized Program Election form during the summer term to indicate which program they have selected. Part-time students in the Baltimore area who are able to attend the on-campus seminars and wish to choose a concentration should contact the concentration directors. Part-time/Online students participating in a predominantly off-campus format will not be able to elect a concentration, but can use the concentration curriculum as a guideline in customizing their program of study in a specialty area or area of interest.

Regardless of whether a student elects a concentration or customizes, all students must complete the MPH core course requirements, MPH Individualized Goals Analysis and the MPH Capstone Project.

Students electing a concentration must complete a set of required course units as specified by the concentration area.

Whether concentrating or customizing, all students receive the same Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. For those who have completed a concentration, a notation is made on the academic transcript.

Students who customize their program of study complete the MPH core curriculum and then choose elective courses for the remaining units in consultation with their faculty advisors.

Students who customize the degree have the flexibility for approximately one half of their credits to be elective courses; whereas, students who pursue a concentration end up with approximately one quarter of their course load as elective courses.

The exact number of credits varies depending on the courses chosen to satisfy core requirements and the specific requirements of the particular concentration.

Currently, students are able to select one of the following areas:

Additional Information about Electing a Concentration