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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 was launched as a fully online degree program in 2017. This program offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 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 advanced graduate work. This program is best suited for students who have had some professional work experience and are looking for a program that would allow them to develop professionally or prepare for a subsequent degree.

Advantages of this fully online graduate program:

  • Led by renowned experts who are shaping the field through research and application
  • Online delivery gives flexibility and accessibility to students around the world
  • Can be completed in 2-3 years

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 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 for Fall 2021 will be accepted on an ongoing, space-available basis until June 1, 2021. 

State-specific Information for Online Students

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