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

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

In this month’s tally, there were no stand-out questions. It's a strange time of year when we’re fielding a wide variety of questions from individuals just beginning to consider a graduate program in public health, current applicants, and newly admitted students.

I’ve picked the most popular question from each of these groups for this month’s post.                                                                                                    

I’m considering a graduate degree in public health and want to know more about your MPH.

Our Master of Public Health (MPH) is a Schoolwide degree. It approaches public health from a multidisciplinary prospective and students have the option of customizing the program to fit their interests and goals. Our MPH is offered in both full- and part-time formats.

It’s important to note, the Bloomberg School MPH is geared toward individuals already working in the field and does require two years of post-baccalaureate, health-related, full-time work experience.

If you do not have this experience, do not despair! The MPH is one of nine public health degrees offered at the School. There are five other master’s degrees which do not require work experience. These degrees are geared toward less experienced individuals, those making a career change or students seeking a more focused program.

Which program is right for you? That a question only you can answer. We strongly encourage you to do your research, examine each program’s requirements, curriculum and faculty. Your degree should provide you with the tools to reach your public health goals.

I’m working on an application to one of your master’s programs with a summer deadline. How do I know if you received my transcripts?

Each year, we receive over 3,000 formally submitted applications (plus the accompanying transcripts, letters of recommendation and test scores). Many more applications remain unsubmitted and are never finished. Because of this volume, we do not process materials for unsubmitted applications or for those applications with unpaid application fees.

Materials that arrive before the application is submitted are date stamped and placed in a holding file.

Once the application is submitted and application fee paid, we create an official application file, begin processing supporting materials, and enter those materials into the online record.

A few days after you’ve submitted, log back into your online application and you will see we’ve been hard at work.

One note: matching supporting materials to the online application is a manual process.  It can take up to ten business days - especially if you submitted on or near a major application deadline – for your supporting materials to appear as received in your online file.

I’m a newly admitted student and would like information regarding my enrollment deposit/deferrals/housing/transportation?

It sounds like you need to visit the Admitted Student Website! The site has a login and password (contact us if you need this information) and provides all of the above information and more!

Any other questions?

Feel free to call, leave a comment below or email us.

Last Friday was our first of two Admitted Student Visitors Days.

As you can see, it was a great event!

Four photos from Admitted Student Visitors Day

1 – Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Stephen Gange, welcomes admitted students and introduces them to the School.

2 – Admitted students have a chance to ask a panel of current students questions about their experiences at School and in Baltimore.

3 – Admissions staff conducts campus tours.

4 – Admitted students mingle with deans, faculty, current students and staff at a reception.

If you’re an admitted student and you missed last week’s event, there is still time to register for the April 4th event (login and password required)!  If you’re unable to make the trip to Baltimore, the major event sessions were recorded.  These recordings will be posted to the Admitted Student Website in the near future (login and password required).

Have other questions? See our Admitted Student Virtual Information Sessions (login and password required) or contact us (NO login or password required)!

Young woman with computerOur Visitors Days for Admitted Students are coming up fast!

If you’re an admitted student register to come, ask questions, attend a sample lecture, tour campus and experience why Baltimore is nicknamed “Charm City.”

We’d love to see you, but if you can’t make it, we have good news!

Admissions Services offers a series of Virtual Information Sessions throughout the Spring (login required).

Scheduled sessions include:

March 26 - Doctoral Student Panel
Incoming doctoral students have the opportunity to ask current doctoral students their questions about academics and student life at the Bloomberg School.

March 31 – MPH Live Talk for Online/Part-time MPH Admitted Students

April 7 – MPH Live Talks (2) for Full-time MPH Admitted Students

April 9 – Master’s Student Panel (MHA, MHS, MPP, MSPH, ScM)
Incoming master’s students have the opportunity to ask current master’s students about their experiences here at the Bloomberg School.

May 2 – MPH Live Talk for International Students Preparing for Their Time in Baltimore

May 9 – Housing and Life in Baltimore
Join the housing and admissions offices as we talk Baltimore, neighborhoods, transportation and more.

Additional information about Admitted Student Visitors Days and the Virtual Information Sessions (including times and access information) may be found on the Admitted Student Website (login required – contact us if you need assistance).

JHSPH table at a Grad FairWe log some serious miles in the fall, traveling to graduate fairs and information sessions all over the U.S. (the powers that be have yet to approve a Caribbean or Mediterranean recruitment tour).

Our spring travel schedule is calmer, but there are still a number of events on our calendar.

Admitted Students should log into the Admitted Student Website for information and registration for one of two Visitors Days here in Baltimore
(if you need a login, please email us at jhsph.admiss@jhu.edu).

Prospective Students should regularly check our recruitment calendar as we add more opportunities to chat with us in person. If you’re new to graduate fairs, Idealist has great videos explaining the benefits of attending and providing grad fair tips. The videos are specific to Idealist, but the recommendations can be applied to any fair.

Hope to see you soon!

Good news!We have several degree programs with open applications. We are busy processing materials. Our admissions review committees are busy reviewing those applications and materials.

BUT, in the meantime, over 200 of you have been admitted!

Congratulations!

We encourage you to take the next few weeks to learn more about our School, our city and your new resources. What’s the easiest way to do that?  Access the Admitted Student Website!

The Admitted Student Website has information about submitting final admissions documents, Admitted Student Visitors Days (register now!), online information sessions, Orientation, housing, transportation and more!

This website is available only to admitted students and a login is required. You should receive login information with your letter offering admission. If you don’t, email us and we’ll make sure you have access.

The Admitted Student Website is accessed from the Admissions landing page. Choose “login” in the blue Admitted box.

Let us know what you think!