BA/MHS in Mental Health
The Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, offers a major in Public Health Studies. JHU undergraduates majoring in Public Health Studies may formally apply for early admission before completing their BA degree, preferably during their junior year, or within the first month of their senior year. As soon as a student is admitted to the MHS degree program, our department will assign a graduate advisor to work with the student while the undergraduate degree is being completed. Admitted students must complete the BA degree before formally enrolling in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Program requirements for the BA-MHS program are the same as requirements for other MHS students in our department. However, up to one half of the PH graduate credits earned interdivisionally toward the BA may also apply to the master’s degree. (This is the equivalent of no more than 16 credits, which is one full-time term of graduate level study in the School of Public Health.) Thus, the BA-MHS degree program will require fewer than 64 credits taken as a matriculated student for those who have taken up to 16 units of coursework offered by JHSPH, only if grades of A or B are earned.
Jeanine Parisi, PhD