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Dual Degree Options

MD/MPH Program with an accredited medical school

The MD/MPH dual degree program provides medical students with a population-based perspective on health and tools to address public health challenges. Two years of training from any medical school fulfills the two years of health-related work experience required for admission to the Bloomberg School MPH program.

Graduates earn an MD degree from their medical school and an MPH degree from the Bloomberg School. Alumni hold domestic and international leadership positions such as:

  • Country Director, sidHARTe, Rwanda
  • Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Co-Founder & CEO, Last Mile Health, Boston/Liberia
  • Attending Physician, Intermediate Care Program, Division of Medical Critical Care, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Structure

Medical students typically enroll in the MPH program between the 3rd and 4th year of medical school. Coursework must be completed in the 11-month, full-time format. Learn more about the MPH curriculum.

How to Apply

Requirements are the same as the full-time MPH program. Medical students must apply to the MPH program through SOPHAS and request a leave of absence for one year from medical school. 

MSN/MPH Program with the School of Nursing

The Bloomberg School and the School of Nursing of Johns Hopkins University offer the Master of Science in Nursing-Public Health Nursing and Master of Public Health (MSN-PHN/MPH) joint degree program.

The program trains students to effectively deliver nursing services in community settings. Graduates receive a single diploma signed by the Deans of the School of Nursing and the Bloomberg School.

Alumni hold domestic and international leadership roles such as:

  • Project Director, Youth Power FHI 360, Mozambique
  • Infection Control Epidemiologist, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
  • President and Medical Director, Global Health Innovations, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Senior Consultant, The Advisory Board Company, Washington, D.C.

Structure

Students pursue an integrated curriculum with core coursework in public health and nursing, as well as flexibility to choose electives based on individual interests. A limited number of courses taken at the School of Nursing can count toward credits needed for both degrees. Both the MSN and MPH programs are completed with fewer courses than if students enroll in each program separately.

The program can be completed in 18 months in a full-time format. Students also have the option of taking courses in a part-time format. Learn more about the MSN/MPH curriculum and sample courses of study.

How to Apply

The School of Nursing serves as the student's "home" school and provides all administrative functions including admissions, financial aid and registration processing. Applications for the MSN/MPH program must be obtained from the School of Nursing, and will be reviewed by the admissions committees of both schools.

For best consideration, please submit the application by November 1st the admission priority deadline date at the School of Nursing. Please visit their website for application instructions.

Contact

Betsy Emery
Senior Admissions Officer
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
410-955-7548
bemery@jhu.edu

MPH/MBA Program with the Carey Business School

The Bloomberg School and the Carey Business School of Johns Hopkins University offer the Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration (MPH/MBA) dual degree program.

The MPH/MBA provides experienced professionals with the knowledge and skills to be successful leaders in health-related organizations.

The average cohort of 20-25 students is enrolled on a full-time basis. Graduates receive two degrees on two separate diplomas.

Alumni hold domestic and international leadership roles such as:

  • Deputy Branch Chief, Division of Population Health, CDC
  • Associate Consultant, McKinsey & Co.
  • Deputy Health Office Chief for Zambia, USAID
  • Founder and CEO, Apricot Forest
  • Project Director for Southern Africa, Chemonics International

Structure

Students pursue an integrated curriculum with both public health and business courses. They are trained in population-based health, strategic planning, health economics and more. The program requires 64-80 MPH credits and 63 MBA credits, for a minimum of 127 total credits to graduate.

Students complete the dual degree program in eight terms (two years). Tuition per term is based on the full-time rate at the Bloomberg School. Students may complete the program in 21 months. If they choose to extend the summer internship, it takes 23-months.

Generally, MPH courses are offered during the day and MBA courses in the evening. There is a free shuttle between the two campuses, which are two miles apart.

The following is a sample course of study. Enrollment in electives may vary across terms.

Key:
Bloomberg School, East Baltimore campus
Carey Business School, Harbor East campus
Summer Internship (location varies)

Year 1

Summer Fall (Term 1 & 2) Spring (Term 3 & 4)
Environmental Health Statistical Methods I Statistical Methods II Statistical Methods III Statistical Methods IV
Principles of Epidemiology MPH elective MPH elective Managed Care & Health Insurance OR Comparative Health Insurance MPH Capstone
Public Health Policy Negotiation Corporate Finance Strategic Human Capital MPH elective
Population Dynamics Business Communication Leadership in Organizations Economics for Decision Making MPH elective
Intro to Bioethics Accounting & Financial Reporting Marketing Management Investments The Firm & the Macroeconomy
The Tools of Public Health Practice       Decision Models

Year 2

Summer Fall (Term 1 & 2) Spring (Term 3 & 4)
Summer Internship Extension of Summer Internship (optional) Social & Behavioral Core Public Health Biology Core MPH elective
Operations Management MPH elective MPH elective
Leadership Ethics Business Law MBA elective
MBA elective Information Systems MBA elective
MBA elective MBA elective MBA elective

Summer internship placements have included consulting firms, government agencies and not-governmental organizations (NGOs):

  • Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
  • World Bank, Washington, D.C.
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Johnson & Johnson), New Jersey
  • Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California
  • World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

How to Apply

Requirements and deadlines are the same as the full-time MPH program.

Applicants submit only one application for the MPH/MBA through the Bloomberg School. Applications are processed through SOPHAS, and the admissions committees of both schools review applications independently.

Contact

Paul Whong
MPH Program Manager
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
410-955-1291
pwhong@jhu.edu

Mary Somers
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
410-234-9306
somers@jhu.edu

MBA/MPH Program with China Europe International Business School

The Bloomberg School and the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) offer the Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health (MBA/MPH) dual degree program.

Students pursue complementary studies in public health and international business. They observe first-hand the opportunities and challenges in China’s giant health care market, which is vital for future leaders in global health.

Graduates earn the MBA degree from CEIBS and the MPH degree from the Bloomberg School.

Starting in academic year 2016-17, one candidate will be selected for a joint CEIBS/JHSPH Scholarship in the amount of $20,000 to pursue the MPH portion of this dual degree.

Structure

Students earn both degrees in 23 months, six months less than if each degree were sought separately. Training includes population-based health, strategic planning, health economics and more.

  • Year 1: MBA coursework, CEIBS, Shanghai Campus in China
  • Year 2: MPH coursework in the 11-month, full-time format in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

How to Apply

Requirements and deadlines are the same as the full-time MPH program, however, applicants must apply to CEIBS and the Bloomberg School separately. The application to the MPH program is processed through SOPHAS and applicants should take care to indicate the appropriate year they will begin the MPH program. The admissions committees of both schools review applications independently.

Applicants are required to take either the GRE (preferred) or the GMAT. IELTS and TOEFL scores are waived for students who meet the CEIBS English language requirement.

Contact

CEIBS MBA Admission Office
admissions@ceibs.edu

MPH Program Office
mphprog@jhu.edu 

MPH/MSW Program with the University of Maryland School of Social Work

The Bloomberg School and the University of Maryland School of Social Work offer the Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work (MPH/MSW) dual degree program.

Students gain a population-based perspective and expertise in the quantitative sciences that, when combined with training in social work, prepare them to be effective members of the social work community with the ability to plan, implement and evaluate service programs.

The MPH degree is awarded upon completion of the MSW degree. Alumni hold domestic and international leadership roles such as:

  • Global Health Officer, United Nations Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • Deputy Director for Development and Community Outreach, Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Education Fund, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Public Health Analyst, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.
  • Women and Infant Health Program Manager, Wyoming Department of Health, Casper, Wyoming

Structure

Students complete both the MSW and MPH programs with fewer courses than if they had enrolled in each program separately.

  • The School of Social Work allows six to nine credits of its program to be completed through MPH coursework (six credits of research requirements and three credits of electives).
  • The Bloomberg School allows students up to 20 credits of special studies to pursue expertise in a combined public health and social work practicum.

Year 1: MSW coursework, University of Maryland School of Social Work
Year 2: MPH coursework in the 11-month, full-time format
Year 3: MSW coursework, University of Maryland School of Social Work

Learn more about the MPH curriculum.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply separately to the Bloomberg School and the University of Maryland School of Social Work. The standard MPH admissions prerequisite of two years of health-related work experience is waived. All other prerequisites must be met. The application to the MPH program is processed through SOPHAS and applicants should take care to indicate the appropriate year they will begin the MPH program.

Contact

George Rebok, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

624 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
410-955-8550
grebok@jhsph.edu

Terry Shaw, PhD, MSW, MPH
University of Maryland School of Social Work

525 W. Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-1777

410-706-3811
tshaw@ssw.umaryland.edu

Melissa "Mel" Bellin, PhD, MSW
University of Maryland School of Social Work
525 W. Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-1777
410-706-4409
mbellin@ssw.umaryland.edu

JD/MPH Program with an accredited law school

The Juris Doctor and Master of Public Health (JD/MPH) dual degree program prepares students in the overlapping fields of law, public health, policy and ethics.

Graduates earn a JD degree from their accredited U.S. law school and an MPH degree from the Bloomberg School. Both degrees are awarded upon completion of the program.

Alumni have pursued careers in public policy, government, advocacy and academia. Some have chosen to work for law firms, while others serve as in-house counsel for health care delivery organizations, like hospitals. Job titles and locations include:

  • Senior Corporate Counsel, Novo Nordisk, Denmark
  • Criminal Enforcement Counsel, EPA, Washington, D.C.
  • Public Health Policy Lawyer and Political Liaison to the Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California
  • Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C.

Structure

Students can enter the program after completing a minimum of two full-time semesters (one year) in law school. In addition to the program curriculum, JD/MPH students are required to take two additional courses:

How to Apply

The JD/MPH program applicants must apply to the MPH program through SOPHAS and request a leave of absence for one year from law school. Applicants not yet enrolled in law school must apply separately to the Bloomberg School and an accredited U.S. law school.

The requirement for a standardized test score can be fulfilled with the LSAT. The standard MPH admissions prerequisite of two years of health-related work experience is waived. All other prerequisites must be met.
Please note: the experience requirement is NOT waived for an applicant who is accepted to the Bloomberg School, but not to an ABA-accredited law school.

Contact

Jon Vernick, JD, MPH ’94
Co-director of the JD/MPH Program
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
jvernic1@jhu.edu
410-955-7982

LLM/MPH Program with Georgetown Law School

The Bloomberg School and the Georgetown University Law Center’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law offer the Master of Laws and the Master of Public Health (LLM/MPH) dual degree program.

Students are trained in public health practice and the role of law in solving critical global health challenges. Graduates earn the LLM degree in Global Health Law from Georgetown University and the MPH degree from the Bloomberg School. Both degrees are awarded upon completion of the program.

Structure

The dual degree program begins at the Bloomberg School. However, the MPH Practicum requirement is fulfilled during Year 2 by completing the O'Neill Institute Practicum. The MPH program office must approve the practicum proposal.

  • Year 1: MPH coursework in the 11-month, full-time format in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Year 2: LLM coursework, Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

How to Apply

Requirements and deadlines are the same as the full-time MPH program. The requirement for a standardized test score can be fulfilled with the LSAT.

Applicants must apply to the Bloomberg School using the SOPHAS application and to Georgetown University Law Center separately and simultaneously. The dual degree program requires acceptances from both schools.

Candidates who are not admitted to the dual degree program may still be eligible for admission to either the MPH Program or the LLM in Global Health Law Program, if they satisfy the individual program's admissions requirements.

 

Contact

Jon Vernick, JD, MPH ’94
Co-director, JD/MPH Program
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
410-955-7982
jvernic1@jhu.edu

Ana Ayala, JD, LLM
Director, Global Health Law LLM Program
O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Georgetown University Law Center
202-662-9462
asa58@law.georgetown.edu

Georgetown Law Admissions
llmadmis@law.georgetown.edu