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Happy Holidays!

We too will be celebrating the end of the year and the office will be closed on the following dates:

Wednesday, December 23 - Closing at 2 pm

Thursday, December 24

Friday, December 25

Thursday, December 31

Friday, January 1

The office will reopen with regular hours in the new year on Monday, January 4, 2016.

From all of us in Admissions and Student Affairs, may you all have peaceful and joyful winter holiday celebrations!

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.

Global Health Now Banner

In the last month of working at the Bloomberg School. I have discovered just how far reaching the field of Public Health is by recognizing topics in the news that are also being discussed and presented by our students and faculty on a daily basis. Much like you, my prospective student readers, I have become fascinated by the role public health takes not only in the medical field, but in society’s day to day life.

As a result of this personal transformation in my interests and global view, one of my favorite daily news checks now includes Global Health Now. If you don’t know about Global Health Now, I highly recommend checking it out and subscribing. As a forum for news and information regarding Public Health, it not only connects you to articles published in different news sources, but also provides up-to-date breakthroughs and theories for the field. No mater your specialization in Public Health, Global Health Now covers it. Really, the list is expansive! My personal favorite? Untold stories. You can look forward to some future Spotlight Features from this topic.

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)!

Dean Klag100 years ago, the Bloomberg School was founded with the ideal to save lives. Since its beginning we have worked in, and collaborated with, Muslim countries.

Our Dean, Michael J. Klag, wrote a letter to the Bloomberg community in light of comments concerning Muslims in America.

"Currently, we are fortunate to have many Muslim faculty, staff and students who enrich our School community in countless ways and magnify the impact of our work. I want to assure them, our collaborators around the world, and everyone associated with the School that while Mr. Trump may speak for himself and his supporters, he most certainly does not speak for the Bloomberg School."

 To read the full letter you can find it posted on the Bloomberg Homepage.