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Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition is assessed per term by the Office of Student Accounts & Business Services. Please visit the Office of Admissions Tuition and Fees page for additional information.

Full-time Format

Online/Part-time Format

($12,660 per term for 5 terms)
Current students:
$1,055 per credit

Students starting in January 2016 and beyond:
$805 per credit with Welch Scholarship
$64,400 for 80 credits

All international and U.S. applicants admitted to the MPH program are considered for scholarship support. The admission application serves as the scholarship application.

All scholarships are merit-based. The review process is extremely competitive and only the highest-rated applicants receive funding. The review committee considers all aspects of the application, particularly personal statements, academic records and recommendation letters. Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials early in the cycle. Those who elect to submit their application without a standardized test score are at a disadvantage.

Important factors:

  • academic excellence
  • strong professional background
  • leadership potential in the public health field

Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid or scholarships.

Online/Part-time Students

  • The New $20,000 Welch Scholarship

    • All new online/part-time MPH students will be awarded the $20,000 Welch Scholarship. This award is in honor of the Bloomberg School’s 100th anniversary and our founding dean William Henry Welch. The Welch Scholarship is designated for tuition costs and is disbursed incrementally for each credit (up to 80 credits). This funding can be used for online, in-person or institute courses.
  • Endowed Funding

    • All applicants to the online/part-time format of the MPH program are considered for additional endowed scholarship funding, which ranges from $5,000-$15,000 and is only used toward the first year of the program.

Full-time Students

  • Sommer Scholars Program

    • The Sommer Scholars Program is a prestigious scholarship and leadership program for outstanding students with the potential to be the public health heroes of the future. This full-tuition scholarship includes a living stipend. (Total awards: 12)
  • Reed Frost Scholarship

    • The Reed Frost tuition award, ranging from $20,000 to $30,000, is named in honor of two giants of public health: Lowell J. Reed and Wade Hampton Frost. (Total awards: 10-15)
  • Endowed Student Funding

    • All applicants to the full-time format of the MPH program are considered for endowed scholarship funding, which ranges from $5,000 to full scholarships. (Total awards: 10-15)
  • Pre-doctoral Clinical Research Training Program

    • The Pre-doctoral Clinical Research Training Program provides intensive learning experiences that prepare students for clinical research careers in any discipline, specialty or subspecialty. The program provides partial tuition and stipend support. Only Johns Hopkins medical students are eligible. (Total awards: 6-9)
    • Additional Application Required
    • Contact: Laura Camarata, Academic Program Coordinator

Other Sources of Funding

  • American Indian Graduate Scholars Program

    • The Center for American Indian Health provides funding and on-site mentorship for Native master’s and doctoral students. Scholarship support is based on availability of funding and may include support, in full or in part, for tuition, a stipend, books and tutoring services.
    • Additional Application Required
  • Federal Aid

    • The Financial Aid Office helps domestic students apply for federal aid and provides a comprehensive list of resources. The office also provides assistance with federal and private loans and the Federal Work-Study Program.
    • The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. Borrowers only have to make income-based loan repayments for 10 years and then any remaining balance is forgiven (provided you work in government or non-profit).
    • The National Institutes of Health will repay up to $35,000 in student loans each year for MD, PhD or other post-doctoral students who qualify (you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident).