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Public Health is a massively growing field, but the reality is that it stretches into all industries. From architectural designs that improve the community’s health, to the doctor who treats her patient, and the farmer who grows your food, areas of our field are far reaching. Add to that, the Bloomberg School of Public Health is one of the largest schools of Public Health with eight masters’ degrees, three doctoral degrees and ten academic departments. When our Admissions and Departmental staff meet students on the road, it can be difficult to share information with students who ask general questions, although we are happy to help students who are just starting to navigate through out programs.

For that reason, I want to provide you with great questions to ask us, as well as our colleagues at other schools of Public Health. Below is a list of questions that can lead to wonderful conversations and help you learn more about our School and programs.

  1. I’m interested in _________. Do you have something that would help prepare me for a career in ____?
  2. What should I include in my personal statement?
  3. Can you explain the class format at your school?
  4. How can I ensure that your school has the resources and faculty that will help me reach my career goals?
  5. For programs that require a field placement: Where can I complete my field placement? How do I obtain my field placement position?
  6. Are there opportunities for community involvement at your school?
  7. What is student life like at your school?

Don’t forget, you can always see where we are headed by checking our travel schedule!

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be available for a live chat this Thursday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. eastern time through the This is Public Health Virtual Fair. In addition to the admissions services representatives, the following departments and program offices will also join the virtual fair throughout the morning.

Department/Program Office


Doctor of Public Health

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Environmental Health and Engineering

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Health Policy and Management

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Population, Family and Reproductive Health

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The MPH office will hold a separate chat during the virtual fair from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

We look forward to chatting with you!

Are you unsure if public health is the right field for you? What about how to approach the admissions process? Or do you just want to know more about the Bloomberg School of Public Health? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we have the perfect solution: Virtual Info Sessions.

The first virtual session we’ll be doing is “The Ins and Outs of Applying to the Bloomberg School”. This session will cover the field of public health, career options in public health, our alumni network and school specific opportunities.

The second session, “MAPHB, MAS, MHA, MHS, MPH, MSPH & ScM…What’s the Difference?” will cover our eight different public health masters’ degrees, including how they differ and any special application requirements.

The great thing about these virtual sessions is that my coworkers can present information to you and then you can live chat with them and ask your questions. Clink the link associated with the session you’d like to join at the appropriate time.

Can’t make the session at the scheduled time? Don’t worry, the sessions are recorded and posted to the website so you can at least gather the information we shared.

The Ins and Outs of Applying to the Bloomberg School
Friday, September 14, 12 p.m. EST
Tuesday, October 30, 12 p.m. EST

MAPHB, MAS, MBE, MHA, MHS, MPH, MSPH & ScM…What’s the Difference?
Wednesday, October 10, 12 p.m. EST

Over the next few months, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be attending approximately 65 recruitment events across the United States. We will also make an international trip into Canada with a visit to McGill University in Montreal.

Representatives from Admissions Services, as well as department and program offices, will travel to graduate school fairs and joint information sessions to advise and help prospective students learn about the degree programs and opportunities at the Bloomberg School. For prospective students who can’t travel to Baltimore, these events are a great way to learn more about opportunities at the Bloomberg School and public health.

To see a list of our events, visit our Meet JHSPH in Your Area webpage. And as always, please don’t hesitate to contact Admissions Services via e-mail or phone at 410-955-3543

Student with computerDo you have questions about our application process?

Sign in to the last of our fall Virtual Information Sessions – “The Ins and Outs of Applying to the Bloomberg School” – this Wednesday, October 28 at 12 noon (Eastern).

Instructions for participating in the chat may be found on our website.

Hope to “see” you there!