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MHS Admissions Requirements

Students enter this program from a variety of backgrounds. While work experience is encouraged, it is not required.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of solid academic. No specific undergraduate major is required, but successful applicants will have a strong quantitative background and undergraduate coursework in calculus. 

Applications to the MHS program are considered by a faculty admissions committee which reviews a range of criteria and considers the overall balance of each applicant's qualifications. A strong undergraduate academic record is expected.  Scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) less then five years old are required for all applicants regardless of academic or professional background. The personal statement is a central element to the application, as it is an opportunity to explain your commitment to the field. Applicants also need to include a résumé.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required for all applicants from countries/education programs where English is not the official language. The minimum requirements for TOEFL are 250 for computer-based, 100 for the Internet-based, or 600 for the Paper-based test. The minimum requirement for IELTS is a score of 7.

International Applicant Transcript Evaluation

Beginning with applications for the 2010–11 academic year, applicants who will be submitting documentation from post-secondary institutions outside of the U.S. will be required to have their documents evaluated by an external credential evaluation agency. Please be sure to only use a credentialing agency that will include a copy of the transcript or marks sheet in their credentialing report. If a copy of the transcript or marks sheet is not included in the credentialing report, the document will be considered insufficient for admissions review. If the credentialing report does include a copy of the transcript or marks sheet, we will use the documentation in the review of an application; however, they cannot replace the official academic records requirement for enrollment purposes. If you are accepted for admission, a final official transcript or marks sheet showing final course grades, the degree awarded, and the date of degree conferral must be submitted prior to enrolling. If you have already completed your degree, we strongly recommend that you request two sets of official transcripts/marks sheets at the time of application. Please submit one set to the credentialing agency, which will be used for the application review. If you are admitted, you may submit the second unopened set in order to satisfy official JHSPH transcript contingencies.

While the school does not endorse one particular evaluation agency, the following three agencies will meet the evaluation requirements and submit copies of transcripts/mark sheets with the evaluation.

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington DC 20036

PO Box 514070
Milwaukee WI 53203-3470

Bowling Green Station
PO Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087

Recognizing that academic records and degree certificates from institutions outside the United States are sometimes difficult to obtain, we urge you to begin the process well in advance of our application deadline.

If the last name on the transcript differs from your current last name, please be sure to notify Admissions Services.


Any document not issued in English must be translated into English by an authorized translator (not yourself) and notarized as being true translations of the original document. Transcripts translated into English by someone other than the university must be notarized as an authentic translation.

IMPORTANT: A translated transcript is required for the review of an application; however, it cannot replace official academic records. An original academic record from the institution must be submitted.

Mailing transcripts and other official documents to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Official transcripts and translated, notarized transcripts must be sent directly to the Bloomberg School’s Admissions Services by the academic institution, credentialing or translation service, OR they may be forwarded to the Admissions Services by the applicant in their original, sealed envelope. Applicants should not open these envelopes before sending them to the Admissions Services!

Mailing Address:
Admissions Services
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street, Suite E1002
Baltimore, MD 21205