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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).

Dir. Financial AidI receive lots of questions about financial aid, but can only answer the most basic. So, today I’m providing you a better resource.

Meet Flora Wharton, Director of Financial Aid here at the Bloomberg School.

Q: What types of financial assistance are available at the Bloomberg School?

A: The Financial Aid Office provides assistance with loans and work-study funding.  Scholarships are awarded through our academic departments. 

Q: How do prospective students find out about and apply for scholarships?

A: All admitted students are considered for scholarships through their department.  No application is required.  Please visit our Funding Opportunities for a listing of available scholarships. 

Q: Can applicants apply for financial assistance before they hear their admissions decision?

A: Yes, applicants may begin the application process for loans and work-study funding by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and listing our school code, E00234, so we receive their data.

Q: Can applicants apply for financial aid after the March 15 filing date?

A: Yes, financial aid applications are processed on a rolling basis.  

Q: Is there assistance available for international students?

A: Yes, although limited, our academic departments do provide scholarship assistance to international students.  Please visit our Funding Opportunities for a listing of available scholarships.

International students cannot participate in the federal loan programs, but they can apply for a private education loan.  Visit our website for more details.   

Do you have more questions for Financial Aid? Email them at

Deadline AlertBeware the Ides of March!

Or just take note of the following:

Admitted students should accept or decline their offer of admission by APRIL 15.

How do you reply?

Log back into your online application and click the link for your decision letter (under “Decision status” at the bottom of the page). The letter includes a link to your enrollment form.

Please complete this form whether you plan to attend JHSPH or not.

If you plan to attend, you will likely be prompted to submit an enrollment deposit (some receiving departmental or employer funding have this waived).  Your enrollment deposit will be credited to your student account and later applied to your first tuition bill.

I haven’t received a decision yet! How do I reply by April 15?

We know some departments are still deliberating over applications and others have deadlines well into the summer.

If you’re accepted on or after April 15, please reply no later than three weeks from the date your offer is received.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Best wishes and thanks for reading!

Screen shot of Hub homepageIt’s easy to get wrapped up in your own little world. Our minds are full of tasks that need doing: answer emails, pick up kids, stop at the market, write a fantastic blog post. . .

It’s one of the many things I like about working at the Bloomberg School. I only have to open our website or walk the halls to be reminded of a larger world and the much greater tasks that need doing.

It might be overwhelming if I didn’t also know that great things are being done. Not just here in public health, but across the University.

How do I know? I get regular email updates from the Hub.

The Hub is the center for JHU news and includes articles from all the diverse corners of this great University.  Learn a little about particle physics, Ustream the Peabody Symphony or follow Hopkins lacrosse.

You never know when your knowledge of the larger world will help in your own small one. For example, I listened to the symphony as I wrote this blog post.

Did you make it to last week’s Career Fair?

A lot of folks did! 596 to be exact.

If you didn’t make it Friday, here’s a little of what you missed.

Career Fair collage

Mark your calendar now for next year’s Career Fair, tentatively scheduled for March 6, 2015!