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Master of Arts in Public Health Biology

A fully online, part-time degree offered by the No. 1 school of public health in the country

The Master of Arts in Public Health Biology is a fully online degree program offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. It allows students to advance in current research or teaching positions, enhance credentials for a new position in academic institutions, industry or governmental research organizations, or gain a solid foundation for medical school, dental school or advanced graduate work.

Advantages of this fully online graduate program:

The program is designed to foster knowledge of, and appreciation for, modern biological principles and research methods applicable to the identification, treatment, and prevention of conditions of relevance to the health of the public. The new program is interdepartmental, involving the active participation of the School’s three biological sciences-based departments:  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB), Environmental Health and Engineering (EHE), and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI). Required coursework is offered by these three departments, and also by the Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. The program culminates in the writing of a literature-based scholarly thesis. Students will attain a solid understanding of the rationale, tools and approaches that are essential for addressing problems in public health.


Applications to begin the program in Fall 2018 are still being accepted - must be submitted in SOPHAS by June 1, 2018, with all documentation provided by June 15, 2018.

We invite you to learn more about the MA in Public Health Biology program by attending an online webinar. These information sessions offer a wonderful opportunity to hear more about the program's distinctive features and curriculum—as well as giving us ample time to answer any questions you might have. Topics to be covered include the application process, program curriculum and faculty, and overall candidacy for the program.

Please RSVP if you would like to attend one of the events noted above.

If you are not able to attend one of these events, you can view a recording of a prior webinar, held in February 2017, on the webinar video page.


State-specific Information for Online Students

Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.