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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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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.

Question MarkWe’re a month overdue for an edition in our series: “What You’re Asking.” Let me rectify that right now.

Once again, 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.

1.  I have an advanced degree. Am I still required to submit GRE scores as part of my application?

In general, all applicants are required to submit standardized test scores as part of their application. All of our programs will accept the GRE. Some (not all) will accept other test scores, such as those from the GMAT, MCAT or LSAT. See our application requirements chart to learn which scores are appropriate for your program of interest.

Our Schoolwide MPH is the only of our many public health degree programs to waive the standardized test score for those individuals having earned an advanced degree beyond the baccalaureate. However, in doing so, these applicants put themselves at a significant disadvantage if the rest of their admissions materials do not clearly demonstrate their quantitative and analytical skills. This is especially true for applicants with medical degrees earned outside of the United States. Additionally, applicants who request to have their applications reviewed without standardized test scores will likely not be awarded a scholarship.

The process for submitting test scores can vary depending on your program. Please read our application instructions carefully. MPH applicants should pay special attention to the instructions specific to them.

2.  I’m a prospective student and would like to talk to a current student with my same interests. Can you connect me?

There are a number of ways for prospective students to connect with current students.

The first is through our Student Webpages.  You’ll notice there are two tabs: "Ambassadors" and "All Students." You may contact any of the students through the website, but “ Ambassadors” have volunteered to be a special help to new and prospective students.

If you have a specific program of interest, you might also contact the appropriate academic coordinator. These individuals may be found with the administrative contacts for each department. Academic coordinators are the best resource regarding a specific program's curriculum, faculty and current students. Contact us if you need help locating the appropriate coordinator.

If you’re an admitted student, you might also attend one of our virtual student panels or Visitors Day. Information on these events may be found on our Admitted Student Website (login and password required – contact us if you need assistance).

I hope this helps!  As always, if you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us at jhsph.admiss@jhu.edu.