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questionIt’s time for another edition in our monthly series: “What You’re Asking.”

Here’s how it works: I scope out emails sent to jhsph.admiss@jhu.edu and tally the most frequently asked questions. I then answer a couple of the most popular questions here on this blog.

Ready? Here we go!

I’m really interested in your PhD program in epidemiology/biostatistics/health policy/human nutrition/etc. How can I learn more?

Once you’ve identified a program of interest, there are a number of resources at your disposal.

  • Visit the department’s website
    Each of our ten academic departments offer the PhD and all have robust websites. Most provide detailed information on research areas, program goals, course requirements, and even potential funding resources.
  • Contact your department’s academic coordinator
    Academic coordinators know their department inside out. They’re able to answer many of your detailed program questions as well as connect you with additional resources within their program. The contact information for academic coordinators is typically listed on the website or you can email jhsph.admiss@jhu.edu for help.
  • Browse the department’s faculty
    You may search our faculty directory by name, department or keyword. You’re not required to have a faculty mentor in place at the time of application, but it’s always a good idea to make sure there are folks in your department whose research interests match yours.
  • Connect with current students
    Through the appropriate academic coordinator or the student websites, connect with fellow students or alumni. Your peers are a great resource – before, during and after your Hopkins experience.

When is the application deadline for the program in epidemiology/biostatistics/health policy/human nutrition/etc.?

We have a number of application deadlines and they vary by department, degree and sometimes by degree track. We will be posting the deadline chart for applications to the 2015-2016 academic year August 1 (the day after tomorrow!).

A few weeks ago, I provided a handful of public health resources.

Here is another highly recommended resource and its official blurb:

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Thank you for your interest in this new initiative from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Please share the link above with friends and colleagues around the world.

Question markIt’s time for another edition in our monthly series: “What You’re Asking.”

Here’s how it works: I scope out emails sent to jhsph.admiss@jhu.edu and tally the most frequently asked questions. I then answer a couple of the most popular questions here.

This month’s tally revealed that we have come full circle in the application process. We in admissions are preparing to welcome new students to orientation, but many of you are just beginning this process. You’re asking:

I’ve recently discovered the field of public health and want to learn more, where do I start?

Right here!

I’ve done my best to share as many resources as I can on this blog, but there are many more. Here are a few to get you started

What degrees do you offer?

The Bloomberg School offers nine public health graduate degrees. These degrees include our Schoolwide Master of Public Health (MPH) as well as a plethora of degrees offered by ten academic departments!   

With so many degrees and opportunities, the resulting alphabet soup can be confusing. So, make use of the resources above, thoroughly review our website, narrow your interests and then contact the academic coordinator for the program that truly calls to you. 

If you have trouble locating a contact or have a question, we’re here to help!

Best wishes to you on your public health journey!

Spring 2014 magazineHave you seen the latest issue of Johns Hopkins Public Health?

The Spring 2014 issue of the School magazine is filled with compelling public health stories.

From the horrors faced by asylum seekers in the Sinai to new discoveries in the fight against prostate cancer, it’s a page-turning read no matter where you are in your public health journey.

Fall magazine coverLast Spring, we profiled the award-winning Johns Hopkins Public Health magazine. In that post, we recommended the publication as a resource for prospective students.

We still recommend it!

The magazine is a wonderful way to see the breadth of research our School is conducting all over the world. The latest issue (Fall 2013) covers women’s health, a Native American summer camp, asthma, global health communications and dowry violence in India.

Check it out!