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Deadline Alert!We included the following in our last two “deadline alerts,” but thought it was worth mentioning again!

December 15, 2014

Application deadline for:

Applications to our Schoolwide MPH program are submitted through SOPHAS, the public health common application.

If you’re planning to apply to our MPH program, don’t wait! Apply now!
Applications must be submitted to SOPHAS by December 15.

REMEMBER: application deadlines vary by program.
Know your program, its application, requirements and deadline.

Best wishes!

sophas logoIn March, we let you know about a big change in Admissions Services.

Applications to our Schoolwide Master of Public Health (MPH) would be moving to the Schools of Public Health Application Services (SOPHAS).

In fact, the MPH Program Office is accepting applications to two cohorts through SOPHAS now!

The open applications are:

The priority deadline for these two programs is July 1, 2014.
The final deadline is August 1, 2014.

For detailed information on how to apply, see our instructions specific to MPH applicants.

The application for our full-time MPH, beginning July 2015, will open through SOPHAS in September 2014.

The application for our many other public health degrees (MHA, MHS, MPP, MSPH, ScM, PhD, DrPH, and ScD) will open late-summer through the existing ApplyYourself system.

Questions? Feel free to contact us at

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 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.

Spanish flagHave you ever wanted to study in a Mediterranean city rich in culture?

If you’re a senior health professional interested in pursuing a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) part-time, here’s your chance.

Our MPH in the online/part-time format offers a start date during the Fall Institute, November 11-15, 2013, in Barcelona, Spain.

The Institute is sponsored by the Bloomberg School and the Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, with collaboration from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

The program begins with a one-day MPH orientation session on Monday, November 11, followed by the one-week introductory course, Problem Solving in Public Health. Students have the opportunity to interact with Hopkins faculty, fellow students and program staff, building relationships to support their studies and future careers in public health.

The part-time format is extremely flexible. Students complete the MPH requirements by taking advantage of courses offered during Institutes, like the one in Barcelona, and during regular terms in Baltimore and online.  

In fact, eighty percent of the degree requirements may be earned online. Twenty percent (16 credits) are earned onsite in a classroom setting. It’s possible to fulfill this onsite requirement in just four weeks distributed over the three years allowed to complete the degree.

The priority application deadline for the MPH (online/part-time format) beginning November in Barcelona is August 1st.

Would you like more information on the part-time MPH?
Contact Sheryl Flythe at and 410-955-1291.