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Resources for Admitted MPH Full-time Students

Welcome Admitted MPH Full-time Students! We're excited to welcome you to our program at the end of June 2017!

This website is comprised of resources to help you plan ahead for your stay in Baltimore and to prepare for the start of the program. We'll be updating information on this site regularly, so we encourage you to bookmark this site and check it often.

Warm regards,

The MPH Program Office Team


Welcome Message from Dr. Marie Diener-West, MPH Program Chair



Email Messages Sent from MPH Program Chair


JHSPH/MPH Welcome and Visitor Days/Online Chats

JHSPH/MPH Alumni Directory




Key Dates - Mark Your Calendar


February 27, 2017: MPH Online Live Chat Information Session

March 1, 2017: MPH Online Live Chat Information Session

March 10, 2017: JHSPH Admitted Students' Visitors Day.

April 4, 2017: MPH Online Live Chat Information Session

April 5, 2017: MPH Online Live Chat Information Session

April 7, 2017: JHSPH Admitted Students' Visitors Day.

April 15, 2017 OR within 2 weeks of receiving admission letter: Confirm acceptance of our offer for admission. (MSN/MPH Students: Please confirm your acceptance of the admission offer through the School of Nursing Admissions Office.)

May 16, 2017: MPH Online Live Chat Information Session

  • 8:00-9:15am (EDT/GMT-4) For admitted international MPH Full-time applicants preparing for their time in Baltimore. Link to archived session.

Monday, June 26, 2017: Preliminary orientation for MPH international students. This is an optional, but highly recommended session that will focus on graduate student life in the U.S. as well as life in Baltimore.

June 29 and 30, 2017: MPH orientation for full-time students. All new full-time MPH students are expected to attend. The orientation session is scheduled on both days from approximately 8:30am-5:00pm and will be held in Sommer Hall at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street in Baltimore.

Summer Term: July 3 - August 25, 2017.
The summer term spans 8 weeks. Courses begin on Monday, July 3rd and end on Friday, August 25th.


Join the Facebook and Linked-In groups for the incoming MPH 2017/2018 Class


A Facebook group has been created for the incoming Johns Hopkins School of Public Health MPH Class of 2018 for you to begin connecting with your future classmates.

A Linked-In MPH Class of 2018: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health group has been created and you are encouraged to join this group as well.


Visit the School


Remember to check out your personal site to register for our on-site JHSPH Admitted Students' Visitors Day or Virtual Information Sessions.

All students are welcome to visit. Contact the MPH Program Office and we will assist you in scheduling a visit to the Bloomberg School.


Things To Do Before Arriving in Baltimore


Enroll and complete Introduction to Online Learning (IOL). Many of the full-time MPH students participate in at least one online course during the program. IOL is a non-credit course module and must be completed before enrolling in any online course offered by the Bloomberg School. The MPH office highly recommends that all new students complete IOL prior to the start of the program in the event that they need or choose to take an online course during the academic year. You can create your own account to register at

Prepare for the Quantitative courses you will take as an MPH student. It may have been years since you've taken a quantitative course, or maybe you just want to brush up on your skills. Either way, you'll want to prepare yourself for the epidemiology and biostatistics courses you'll be taking during the program. One resource which is recommended by our faculty is a Study Guide to Epidemiology and Biostatistics, by J. Richard Hebel and Robert J. McCarter, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Burlington, MA, 2012 (Seventh Edition).

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program in which some knowledge is required for some courses at the Bloomberg School. If you have never used Excel before or if it has been awhile since you last used it, you can familiarize yourself with basic Excel skills prior to your arrival.

Our Information Technology team has provided some recommendations for purchasing new or upgrading laptops for meeting the School's technical criteria and ensuring a seamless access to our networks and resources.

Purchase a laptop computer with a discount through Johns Hopkins. Admitted students are eligible to purchase a laptop computer at a discounted rate prior to arrival or at any time during enrollment at the Bloomberg School. Hewlett Packard offers exclusive discounts to Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students for personal purchases. Apple Purchasing also offers discounts to Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students for personal purchases.


Useful Links to Learn about the MPH Program



Frequently Asked Questions



MPH Contact Information


If you have specific questions, feel free to contact the MPH Program Office at or 410-955-1291.