MPH Admissions Information
My MPH Degree
December 1 – Full-time format in Baltimore starting on Monday, July 1, 2013 (there is a pre-orientation event for international students on Friday, June 28th)
January 2 – Online/Part-time format in Baltimore starting on Sunday, June 2, 2013 (Sunday orientation is followed by two weeks of on-site coursework, 6/3/2013-6/14/2013)
August 1 – Part-time/Online format starting in Barcelona, Spain, November 12-16, 2012 (one-day orientation followed by four days of on-site coursework)
September 1 – Part-time/Online format in Baltimore starting on Sunday, January 5, 2014 (Sunday orientation is followed by two weeks of on-site coursework, 1/6/2014-1/17/2014)
Important Note for International Students – All academic transcripts from institutions outside of the United States must be evaluated by an external credentialing agency. For more information, review the complete requirements for international students.
Note – If you miss an admissions deadline, you can still apply as long as you submit all of your admissions materials within one month of the admissions deadline. Also, you can get started with coursework prior to admission by taking courses as a non-degree seeking student. These credits will apply to the degree once admitted into the program.
All applicants must submit the online admissions application available through the Bloomberg School's Admissions Office. A personal statement of no more than 3 pages and a resume or curriculum vitae must be included with the application.
Review the application instructions carefully. At this time, JHSPH is not participating in SOPHAS.
Transcripts are required from each academic institution attended beyond high school. For more information, review the complete requirements for international students if this applies to you.
Three Letters of Recommendation
It is suggested that you submit both professional and academic letters of recommendation. Recommendation forms are provided in the online application materials.
Standardized Test Scores
Official scores from one of the following tests are required of all MPH applicants: GRE, MCAT, GMAT or LSAT.
Applicants who do NOT clearly demonstrate strong quantitative skills are not admitted into the program.
Applicants may elect to have their applications reviewed without standardized test scores if they have earned an advanced degree beyond the baccalaureate. However, in doing so, applicants will put themselves at a significant disadvantage for admission into the program unless their admission materials clearly demonstrate significant quantitative and analytical skills. This is particularly true for applicants with medical degrees earned outside of the United States. Additionally, applicants who request to have their applications reviewed without standardized test scores will likely not be awarded a scholarship.
Note – In some geographic areas, GMAT testing centers are more accessible than those for the GRE; the GMAT is a suitable standardized test for applicants to the Bloomberg School MPH program. Before you test, you can review practice tests for the GMAT.
All applicants are required to have successfully completed at least one college-level course in each of the following areas:
· Mathematics (e.g., calculus, algebra, statistics)
· General biology
· Health-related science (e.g., nutrition, microbiology, anatomy or physiology), or another biology course
English Language Proficiency
Applicants from countries in which English is not the primary language must submit official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For more information, review the complete requirements for international students.
A minimum of two years of full-time post-baccalaureate health-related work experience, or a doctoral degree in a field underlying public health, is required of all applicants. This requirement may be waived for applicants who are medical students, or applicants to the MPH combined degree programs (except for the combined MPH/MBA degree, which does require two years of health-related work experience). Applicants may review our student demographics page to see examples of work experience of past and current MPH students.
There is a non-refundable online application fee of $45.
Hard Copy Application Materials
All hard copy materials (e.g., transcripts) should be mailed to the following address:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street, Suite E1002
Baltimore, MD 21205
Tuition and Fees
The 2012-2013 MPH tuition at the Bloomberg School is:
Full-time tuition (12+ credits): $11,076 per term
Part-time tuition (<12 credits): $923 per credit
For tuition purposes, students registered for 12 or more units are considered full-time. There is an admissions deposit of $600. However, $500 of the admission deposit that is paid prior to arrival will be credited toward the $500 matriculation fee upon beginning the program.
For more information, you can review the full list of tuition and fees available from the Admissions Office.