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It’s time for a friendly reminder that June 1 is quickly approaching. Those of you applying to the following programs should make sure to get all your application materials into use in the next two weeks.

Masters’ Programs in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Masters’ Programs in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences
BA/MHS in the Department of Epidemiology (Johns Hopkins University students only)
Masters’ Programs in the Department of Mental Health
MHS Domestic Applicants in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

As some of you are aware, we are moving all our programs to the SOPHAS application system for the start year of 2017. That means for all of you interested in a certificate program with a Term 3 (January) or later start term, you should be applying through SOPHAS Express.

You can find all the application instructions for certificates on the Certificate How to Apply webpage. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions in the application process!

Here in Admissions we have an approaching deadline. January 5, 2016 is the deadline for the following programs:

ScM in Genetic Counseling in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society

MSPH/RD in the Department of International Health

Don’t let the New Year slip away from you, submit your application early and avoid any delays from the holiday office closings on December 24-25 and December 31-January 1.

Multiple Application PictureFor that reason, we do allow you to apply to more than one program per application cycle.

Applying to Multiple Programs
(neither of which is the Schoolwide MPH)

To apply to multiple programs offered through our academic departments, you must create separate Bloomberg School Applications and pay separate application fees for each. If neither program is the MPH, you do not need to submit duplicate copies of supporting materials (e.g., transcripts, standardized test scores or letters of recommendation). However, you should submit separate personal statements explaining your varying interests.

Please answer "Yes" to the application question that reads, "Have you applied to JHSPH previously?" and enter the appropriate academic year.

If you choose to submit the same letters of recommendation for both applications (which you can certainly do), be sure to list the recommenders as submitting the letters “online” in the first application and “offline” in the second application.

Applying to Multiple Programs
(MPH, plus a JHSPH departmental program)

You will need to create an MPH application in SOPHAS and an application to your departmental program using the Bloomberg School Application. Submit one set of official materials to SOPHAS for the MPH application and another set to the Bloomberg School for your additional departmental program.

Best wishes to you and your application(s)!

In the last few weeks a lot of students have been contacting the Admissions Office to inform us that they have previously applied and are now applying for another degree or are reapplying for admission and that they would like to use some of the same supporting documents. As long as y our first application was within the last two years we still have the supporting documents from your first application. Once you apply for a second time, we match the applications and pull the transcripts and test scores. There is no need to request this to be done as this is part of us processing your application.

Please note, however, that standardized test scores such as the GRE expire five years after the test date and English Language Proficiency exams must be retaken after two years.

Letters of recommendation are handled differently. Whether you are reapplying for admission or applying for an additional degree, your situation has changed since you last applied. Therefore we highly encourage students to acquire new letters of recommendation. It is required to obtain at least one new letter of recommendation.