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Date: Nov 2018

December 1 Deadline and Supporting Materials
As many applicants know, one of our largest deadlines is tomorrow, Saturday, December 1. As the hours count down, I’d like to relieve some concerns. All programs have a grace period for supporting documents, such as letters of recommendations, test scores, transcripts and WES evaluations to be posted to your application. Please do not worry if they are not into SOPHAS by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 1. If you’ve submitted your application, you will find the supporting document deadline on your personal page checklist tab.

Checking Your Application Status
You may always check the status of your application by logging into your personal site. Please be sure to check the e-mail you used for your SOPHAS account for communication on your personal site and if your application has been sent for review.

Processing Delay
A final note, since December 1 is on a Saturday, your applications will have a slight delay in processing. Our team is coming in Monday morning prepared to answer e-mails from the weekend and process your applications. This delay will not affect your application in anyway. We appreciate your patience, but please let us know via e-mail or phone (410-955-3543) if you have any questions.

Admissions Services will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. We will return at our regular hours on Monday, November 26.

December 1 is a deadline for many of the degree programs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. All doctoral program applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on December 1, with the exception to the PhD in Clinical Investigation.

The following masters’ programs also have a December 1 deadline.

*MHS in Biostatistics
*ScM in Biostatistics
MSPH/RD in International Health
*MPH full-time
and Duel Degree Options
*MPH online/part-time with a June start

*Programs have final deadlines that extend beyond the dates listed.

Have questions about which of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s eleven degrees is the right one for you? Not sure which department your interests align with the most? The This is Public Health Virtual Fair, on Tuesday, November 20, is a great opportunity to have these questions answered. As part of the fair, the Bloomberg School will host a live chat from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. eastern time. The MPH Office will also hold a chat from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. eastern time.

During the morning session, the following department and program offices will be available in addition to the admissions services representatives.




9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Environmental Health and Engineering

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Health Policy and Management

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Population, Family and Reproductive Health

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

The annual APHA conference is always a lot of fun. It’s a chance to celebrate public health with colleagues across the nation and world. Last year’s conference in Atlanta also provided a bit of fun since Olympic Park is adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center.

Olympic Park

Photo Caption: My co-worker pretended she didn’t want to be associated with me while taking the above picture, but I think she really loved it.

Since the 2018 APHA Meeting and Expo is in San Diego next week, I know many people will be taking advantage of the beautiful, sunny weather. However, make sure to stop by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s booth (numbers 630 and 632). Alumni, department representatives and faculty visit the booth throughout the conference. Taking a half hour or even five minutes to visit the booth can result in great networking and learning more about the many opportunities at the Bloomberg School.

The Admissions Services Office will also take part in the This is Public Health Fair on Wednesday, November 14 at San Diego State University School of Public Health from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Unfortunately, I failed in my campaign to help at APHA this year and create more photoshoot opportunities. Maybe in 2020 when APHA is in San Francisco I will!