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Are you an incoming student?

Young woman registering for IOLDo you plan to take a combination of online and on-campus courses?

If so, I have a very important message for you.

All Bloomberg School students must take Introduction to Online Learning (IOL) before enrolling in an online course. IOL is a free, non-credit, online mini course and it’s offered once a month for most of the year.

For additional details including course description, objectives and assignments, review the online IOL syllabus.

Please note: IOL is not required for those taking courses through Coursera.

application files with final documentsIn a few very specific circumstances, applicants are admitted without submitting final official documents.

Maybe they were in the process of finishing their degree and submitted “in-progress” transcripts. Perhaps their department granted an exception and reviewed their file with unofficial test scores. Whatever the reason, before beginning a degree program, applicants must submit final, official documents.

This isn’t just our rule, it’s a federal one.

All students must submit final documents, but if you receive federal aid, this rule has additional meaning. Federal law requires students to submit complete application records prior to receiving federal loan disbursements. If your application file is incomplete as determined by Bloomberg School admissions standards at the time of a disbursement, a hold will be placed on your financial aid disbursement until the School receives all required documents.

How do you know if your application is complete?

  1. Students admitted to the 2014-2015 academic year should log in to their online application.
  2. Look under "Other Supporting Documents."
  3. If you see “Not Received” it means you need to submit a final transcript, official transcript or official credentials evaluation.

Questions? Visit the Admitted Student website (login and password required) or contact Admissions Services.

Welcome studentsIt seems like convocation was just last week and already the halls are busy with students attending Summer Institutes or beginning their online/part-time MPH.

And would you believe?

Orientation for full-time MPH students is less than a month away!

Are you coming? Are you ready?

Orientation is mandatory for incoming students. The June 30-July 1 event is for full-time MPH students only (there’s a separate orientation in August for all other incoming degree students).

We’ve developed a checklist to help you prepare. This and other details regarding Orientation may be found on the Admitted Student Website (login and password required).

As always, you can email us with any questions.

Hope to see you soon!

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.

Deadline AlertAs this year’s application cycle comes to a close, we have one final deadline to remind you of!

July 1


  • November start in Barcelona, Spain
  • January start in Baltimore, Maryland

Applicants to this program apply through SOPHAS.

July 1 is the priority deadline. The MPH Program Office will continue to accept applications and supporting documents until August 1. Any materials received after this date will not be accepted.


And when we say close, we really mean it.

Applications to the full-time MPH (July 2015 start) and online/part-time MPH (Baltimore, June 2015 start) will open in SOPHAS on August 18, 2014. Applicants may not create an account or send documents to SOPHAS until August 18. Documents received by SOPHAS August 4-18 will not be accepted.

The Bloomberg School application for other public health master’s and doctoral degrees, certificates and residencies will open September 1.