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Admissions Blog

Date: Jun 2015

This morning, we are welcoming approximately 275 full-time Master of Public Health students to the Bloomberg School of Public Health!

You made it! Welcome!


Earlier this month, I introduced you to the offices of Student Affairs.

Today, I’d like to focus on one of those offices – particularly for you admitted students.

As admitted students become current students, their files move from admissions to the Office of Records and Registration. R&R is the go-to office for so many things: registering for courses, ordering Bloomberg School transcripts, veterans benefits and eventually graduation.

Incoming MPH students (just a few more days!) should see the checklist R&R has provided.

Reminders and the latest R&R information can be found on Facebook or Twitter.

Summer will officially start next week, but no vacations yet!

We’re getting ready to welcome approximately 280 full-time MPH Students!

Admissions Staff stuffing Orientation Packets
(above: your friendly admissions staff stuffing Orientation packets)

If you’re an admitted student looking for Orientation information, visit the Admitted Student Website (login and password required) or contact us!

See you soon!

questions?We are long overdue for a post in our (mostly) monthly series, “What You’re Asking.” In this series, I scope out emails sent to and tally the most frequently asked questions. I then answer the most popular questions here on the blog.

This month our two questions are on opposite ends of the admissions timeline.

Can you tell me more about your public health graduate programs?

The Bloomberg School offers TEN (!) public health graduate degrees.  These degrees include our Schoolwide Master of Public Health (MPH), the Master of Bioethics offered in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and eight departmental degrees focused within one of 43 study areas. Also available are combined degrees, certificates, and various non-degree opportunities.

With so many options, we strongly encourage prospective students to take some time exploring the broad public health spectrum covered by our School.

I’m an admitted student and received an email about submitting final transcripts. What is that?

Did you apply while completing your final year of undergraduate studies? Perhaps there were pre-requisite courses you agreed to complete before matriculating. Or maybe you had some very special circumstances and your program of interest agreed to review your application without official academic records.

Regardless of which of the above applies to you, we are required to have final official transcripts on file for all incoming students. Details may be found on the Admitted Student Website (login and password required) or feel free to contact us.

More Questions?

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In a little over two weeks, we’ll be welcoming our full-time MPH students to Orientation. In advance of that welcome, I’d like to make a few introductions to our incoming students.

Meet Student Affairs!

Student Affairs is the department under which Admissions Services, Career Services, Disability Support Services, Financial Aid, Records and Registration, Student Life and SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center) all operate. It’s kind of a customer service unit for students.

Admissions Services

If you’re an admitted student, you’re probably very familiar with Admissions Services. Admissions works with prospective students to help them learn more about the Bloomberg School and navigate the admissions process.

Career Services

Career Services helps students, alumni, faculty, staff and employers navigate the world of public health jobs. Among other things, career services staff conduct resume workshops, mock interviews, and host one of the largest public health career fairs in the country.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services reviews documentation and provides the appropriate accommodations for students who need them.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office helps with federal and private loans, as well as the Federal Work-Study Program.

Records and Registration

Records & Registration manages course registration, distributes diplomas, provides transcripts to alumni, and helps students with veteran's benefits.

Student Life

The Office of Student Life promotes an atmosphere that embraces the diversity of our academic community both here in Baltimore and abroad.

SOURCE, or the Student Outreach Resource Center, is a tri-school entity providing academic, professional and personal development opportunities for students through community outreach and service-learning partnerships with local organizations.

Incoming students will have a chance to chat with representatives of these departments during Orientation.

They will be pleased to meet you!