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We are half way through February and quickly approaching the March 1 deadline for the PhD and the MHS in Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation. Remember that these programs have specific guidelines for recommendation letters and funding, so please review the instructions on their webpage.

When will I Receive a decision on my application?
Decisions can take 8-10 weeks. However, this is a general statement and depending on the department a decision can take more or less time. For a more accurate timeline, please contact the department hosting the degree to which you’ve applied. This contact information can be found on our website or in the “connect” portion of your personalized microsite.

How Do I apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships?
Now is the time to be thinking about scholarships and financial aid! At the Bloomberg School of Public Health, academic departments issue scholarships and the Financial Aid Office distributes federal and state aid. Your application for admission also serves as your application for scholarships. However, domestic students, now is the time to fill out the FAFSA. March 15 is the deadline to apply for need based aid. Send the FAFSA to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health using code E00234, (not Johns Hopkins University). In the spring, the Financial Aid Office will e-mail admitted applicants with instructions on how to access the Public Health Student Aid Application. Once both forms are completed the Financial Aid Office will send a financial aid award.

Contact Us
You can check the status of your application on your personalized microsite. And remember, always feel free to call us (410-955-3543) or e-mail Admissions Services with any questions. We are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Monday through Friday.

We will once again be taking part in the SOPHAS Virtual Fair that is coming up on Thursday, January 19, 2017. The Admissions Services Office will be available from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST (department representatives will also be join us – see schedule below) and the MPH office will take questions between 1-3 p.m. EST. We look forward to answering your questions!

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Katie Phipps

Environmental Health and Engineering

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Elice Garcia-Baca

Master of Bioethics

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Fran Burman


10:00 am - 11:30 am

Cristina Salazar or Karla McCarthy

International Health

Now that fall semester grades are becoming available, a lot of applicants have been asking us to add updated transcripts to their application. If your application has not yet been sent for review, you are welcome to send an official transcript to SOPHAS. However, if your application has been sent for review, we cannot upload anything to your application.

As a friendly reminder, please be sure to check that you have uploaded the correct CV and personal statement. We are continuing to receive a lot of requests to upload a new CV or personal statement. While we can do this prior to your application going to review, we cannot guarantee the admission committee will review the correct CV or personal statement. Please take your time filling out the application and ensure your most up-to-date documents are the ones attached.

January 15 is another big day for deadlines. The only doctoral program with a January 15 deadline is in the Department of Biostatistics.

The following departments have a January 15 deadline for their masters’ programs:

Health, Behavior and Society
Health Policy and Management
International Health (please note that the deadline for the MPSH/RD program in International Health was December 1)