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Date: Nov 2019

Admissions Services will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. We will return at our regular hours on Monday, December 2.

For the last six months, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Wolfe Street building has undergone construction to update restrooms throughout the building. While some of the updates allow for more ecofriendly toilets, the more noticeable changes will be the style of restrooms.

In preparing to update the facilities, Dean MacKenzie and the student government received guidance from faculty and students in the LGBTQ working group to make the remodels more inclusive and supportive to those in the LGBTQ community. As a result, the Wolfe Street building will now offer five all-gender, single-occupancy, restrooms; ten all-gender, multiple-occupancy restrooms; twenty-three multiple-occupancy restrooms for women; and twenty-five multiple-occupancy for men.

The all-gender, single-occupancy restrooms have already opened and the remaining construction on some of the multiple-occupancy restrooms will be completed before the end of the month.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20, is the final This is Public Health Virtual Fair for 2019. The virtual fair is a great opportunity to speak directly with Admissions Services staff about programs and application questions. In addition, representatives from some of the departments will take part in the virtual fair.

The fair takes place from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and the link to join the live chat can be found here. The MPH Program Office will host a separate chat from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The following departments will be represented during the coordinated times of the virtual fair.

Environmental Health and Engineering

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.


9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Health, Behavior and Society

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Health Policy and Management

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Mental Health

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Several weeks ago, work done by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) to create a Global Health Security (GHS) Index using research by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) was published. The outcome of no country, including high-income countries, is prepared for an epidemic or a pandemic continues to receive media attention.

While not optimistic results, the GHS Index will help inform countries on where to improve their process to identify risks, improve preparedness and best practices, and track future progress with future GHS Indexes.

The GHS Index was created using only open source information and data from international organizations, including the World Health Organization; the World Health Organization for Animal Health; Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations; and the World Bank. The types of biologic events examined were naturally, intentionally, and accidentally occurring infectious disease outbreaks.

Further information on the GHS Index can be found in the JHSPH news release or at

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.