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JHU ERC logoWe’ve talked before about the number of programs and public health disciplines here at the Bloomberg School. One of our associate deans calls us the candy store of public health!

As just one example, did you know we have an Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing program supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health since 1977?  Well, we do!

The program, part of the Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health (ERC) offers Master of Public Health (MPH), joint Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health (MSN/MPH) and doctoral degrees (PhD and DrPH). Funding opportunities are available to exceptional candidates.

For more information, visit the program’s website.

You’ve heard us say, “know your program.”

Probably you’ve also heard us suggest exploring our school, its programs, research, faculty and facilities to ensure we’re the best fit with your public health goals.

How do you do this?

There are many resources – most of which, we’ve profiled before.

But now we have one more. The Bloomberg School has developed a digital “YearLook” celebrating the Bloomberg School’s noteworthy successes in research, education and practice from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

YearLook screenshot

The YearLook attempts to reflect the breadth and depth of the School’s mission, across public health disciplines and on many levels, from cell to society.

It shows that we really do believe and aspire to our tagline of Protecting Health, Saving Lives – Millions at a Time.

spoonful of alphabet soupWe offer six master’s degrees here at the Bloomberg School. Their abbreviations are similar, but the programs themselves can be very different.

We’ve talked before in this blog about navigating the alphabet soup of public health master’s programs. To learn more, join us for a virtual information session entitled, “MHA, MHS, MPH, MPP, MSPH & ScM...What's the Difference?” Wednesday, October 8 at noon Eastern.

See you then!

As you may have noticed, our mantra this application cycle is
Know Your Program!

To some, that sounds silly. Maybe even juvenile. Of course you know your program!

But here’s the thing--not everyone does.

We offer more degrees from more departments than any other school of public health. It’s wonderful! There are so many opportunities! But it’s also a little confusing.

A handful of people apply to the wrong program every year. In the past we were often able to help them, but things are different this year.

Our Master of Public Health now uses a separate application from our eight other public health degrees. And while the MPH is an amazing program, not everyone is eligible nor is it always the best fit. If you apply to the MPH by mistake, we won’t be able to fix it on the backend.

So, please ask questions. Review our website. Read the Prospectus. Come to Open House. Follow this blog.

And KNOW YOUR PROGRAM.

Young woman with computerJoin us next Friday for the first in our fall series of virtual information sessions:

“The Ins and Outs of Applying
to the Bloomberg School”

Noon, Friday, September 26, 2014

During this session, admissions representatives will discuss our many academic programs and which of those programs use which application. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and our staff will do their best to answer. The session will be recorded and later posted to our website.

For more on our virtual sessions – including how to attend or view a previously recorded session – visit our website.

See you online!