Most prospective graduate students in public health begin their program search with the Master of Public Health (MPH) in mind. As a professional degree, it is common to find that schools, including the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, require post baccalaureate experience for the MPH. At the Bloomberg School, some additional masters’ degrees are intended for students with a previous master’s or doctoral degrees. However, this does not mean a new or soon-to-be college graduate cannot apply for a graduate public health degree at JHSPH.

The majority of JHSPH’s degrees don’t have any restrictions that would prevent a new or soon-to-be college graduate from being considered for one of the graduate public health degree programs. To help show the options, below are lists of degrees that accept and recruit students straight from their undergraduate degree.

Schoolwide or Interdepartmental Degrees

Master of Arts in Public Health Biology
Master of Bioethics

Departmental Degrees

Master's Degree


Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Health Policy and Management

Master of Health Science (MHS)

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Environmental Health and Engineering
Health, Behavior and Society (degree in Social Factors in Health)
Health Policy and Management (degree in Health Economics and Outcomes Research)
International Health (degree in Global Health Economics)
Mental Health
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Population, Family and Reproductive Health (degree in Demography)

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

Environmental Health and Engineering
Health, Behavior and Society
(degree in Health Education and Health Communication)
Health Policy and Management
International Health
Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Master of Science (ScM)


Health, Behavior and Society (degree in Genetic Counseling)
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

For doctoral degrees, some departments look for master’s degrees and/or work experience, while others do not. If you are an applicant hoping to go directly from an undergraduate degree to a PhD program, Admissions Services encourages you to contact your department of interest.