Message from the chair
Welcome, from Marie Diener-West, PhD, Chair, Master of Public Health Program and Professor of BiostatisticsLearn More
The Master of Public Health is a school-wide degree program. The rigorous curriculum prepares students to become leading public health professionals capable of addressing current global health problems with multidisciplinary, evidence-based approaches.
During the program, students interact with public health faculty members renowned for teaching, practice and ongoing research around the world. In this diverse and collaborative learning environment, students learn as much from each other as they do from their coursework.
|Duration||11 months||2-3 years, depending on the course load each academic term|
|Schedule||Five 8-week terms||Five 8-week terms per year + Summer, Fall and/or Winter Institutes|
|Matriculation||Late June||June, November or January|
|Credits per Term||16-18||3-8|
|Core Courses||About half of curriculum||About half of curriculum|
|Electives||About half of curriculum, completed through a concentration or customized program||About half of curriculum, completed through a customized program|
|Location||Baltimore campus, but students may also take advantage of online offerings||Most coursework is completed online. A minimum of 16 credits must be completed in-person in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and/or Barcelona (1-2 weeks on campus per year).|
|Learn more about the Full-time format||Learn more about the Online/Part-time format|
Physicians & Med Students
Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, etc.
(Educators, Managers, Researchers, Lawyers, etc.)
Dual Degree Options
A dual degree is more powerful than the sum of its parts. It combines training in public health with another field, like business or law, to position students for niches in the job market. For all dual-degree programs, the MPH coursework is completed in a full-time format.
See what makes this degree a unique opportunity for future public health leaders.
- MPH/MBA with the Carey Business School
- MBA/MPH with China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
The application requirement of 2 years of full-time, post-baccalaureate, health-related work experience is waived for applicants to all dual-degree programs EXCEPT the MPH/MBA program with the Carey Business School.
Most physicians pursue the MPH as full-time or online/part-time students. They also have the option of earning the degree through residency programs based at the Bloomberg School:
- General Preventive Medicine Residency (GPMR)
- Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency (OEMR)