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Standardized Test Scores

All applicants are required to submit an official standardized test score as part of their application. Different programs within the Bloomberg School accept different scores to fulfill this requirement.

The GRE is the most universally accepted.

Know your program's requirements

See our Application Requirements Chart to learn which test score is acceptable to your program of interest.

MPH Applicants

If you are applying the Schoolwide MPH program, please see the special instructions specific to you.

How to submit your scores

We strongly encourage candidates to take standardized tests as early as possible to ensure their scores are received by the application deadline.


GRE scores for all programs except the MPH are sent directly to Bloomberg School Admissions using the ETS code 5352.

GRE scores for the MPH SOPHAS application are sent directly to SOPHAS.


MCAT scores for those programs accepting it are sent directly to Bloomberg School Admissions.

Please choose "Johns Hopkins Univ. Bloomberg School of Public Health" in the MCAT Testing History (ThX) System if your scores were obtained after 1991. If you tested prior to 1991, please visit the MCAT website for information on how to submit a Paper Score Request.

MCAT scores for the MPH SOPHAS application are sent directly to SOPHAS.


GMAT scores for those programs accepting it may be submitted electronically to JHSPH using the school code KGB-3R-06.

Please note: USMLE scores may be submitted as additional documentation, but will not replace the standardized test score required by admissions.

Averages, Minimums and What Makes a Competitive Application

Test scores and other admissions statistics vary greatly by department, program, degree track and admissions cycle. For this reason, Admission Services doesn't track these numbers or provide average/minimum test scores or GPAs. From our perspective, all components of the application (resume, statement of purpose, transcripts, test scores, etc.) are taken into consideration when reviewing a candidate's application for admission.

That said, the academic departments and MPH program office have their own admissions review committees. You may wish to contact your department of interest for a better idea of what makes a competitive application.