The Bloomberg School offers eight different master’s degree programs.
- Master of Bioethics (MBE)
- Master of Arts in Public Health Biology (MAPHB)
- Master of Applied Science (MAS)
- Master of Health Administration (MHA)
- Master of Health Science (MHS)
- Master of Public Health (MPH)
- Master of Science (ScM)
- Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
The MPH, MAS, and MA are schoolwide degree programs. All other master’s programs are based within individual departments and institutes—so be sure to contact your department of interest for more information.
Which Master's Is Right For You?
A master's degree from the Bloomberg School catalyzes the powers of education, science, partnerships, people, and advocacy.
Programs welcome those from within and outside the traditional boundaries of public health. Whether you're a future college graduate, a midcareer public health leader, or someone looking to make a career change, choosing the right master's degree is essential.
Here's what you need to know:
- The Master's Tuition Scholarship provides a 75% tuition discount during the second year of study for eligible students. Most two-year master's degrees qualify.
- Application deadlines vary, with some as early as December and some as late as July.
- Degree programs offer a range of practical applications from research to leadership.
- Master's students in the MSPH and MHA programs can complete a field placement component for work experience while pursuing their degree.
Here's a breakdown of degree programs:
|DEGREE||DURATION||BEST FOR||FORMAT||BOTTOM LINE||GOOD TO KNOW...|
|MBE—Master of Bioethics at the Berman Institute||1.5 years full-time or 2-4 years of part-time coursework||Professionals from diverse backgrounds, especially those interested in civic life||Full-time or part-time, onsite||Multidisciplinary study focusing on the ethics of clinical medicine, research, science, and public health||Full-time MBE applicants are automatically considered for scholarships—no additional application required.|
|MAPHB—Master of Arts in Public Health Biology||2-3 years of part-time coursework||Students and professionals looking to advance their careers||Fully online, part-time||Flexible degree that focuses on biological tenets and research methods relevant to current public health issues||An interdepartmental degree that crosses three biological science-based departments: BMB, EHE, and MMI|
|2-3 years of coursework culminating in an integrative activity||Professionals with previous experience or prior coursework||Fully online, part-time||Skill-building, professional degree in a flexible format|
All MAS students receive the OPAL Scholarship
|MHA—Master of Health Administration||1 year of coursework plus 11 months of paid field placement||Future health delivery organization leaders in U.S. health care||Full-time, onsite||Business degree of public health||Established field placement opportunities with GBMC's career pipeline|
|MHS—Master of Health Science||Typically 1 year of coursework culminating in a thesis/project||Those seeking further graduate work or research careers||Full-time, onsite||Academic degree focusing on a specific area of public health, typically research-oriented||Offered in all 10 departments and in a graduate training program in Clinical Investigation|
|MPH—Master of Public Health||11 months to 3 years of coursework depending on format||Professionals with 2 years of post-baccalaureate, health-related work experience||Range of flexible formats||Flexible professional degree with customizable focal area||Can be completed fully online, fully onsite, or anywhere in between|
|MSPH—Master of Science in Public Health||Typically 1 year of coursework followed by a 4- to 11-month field placement||Students seeking focused skills in a specific field or who don't yet have two years of health-related work experience||Full-time, onsite||Professional degree in a specific area of public health||Field placement experiences can evolve into full-time employment post-degree|
|ScM—Master of Science||Typically 1 year of coursework plus 1 year of original research culminating in a thesis||Students interested in hands-on experiences leading to prominent research careers||Full-time, onsite||Focused academic degree with emphasis on original public health research||Students get hands-on experience and conduct their own research|