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Based on your selected program, you will apply through one of the two application services below. Please pay close attention to your program's application requirements and deadline.


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Requirements for Degree Programs

In general, degree applicants will need to submit the following:

International Applicants are welcome and should review additional instructions for applying from outside the U.S.

MPH Applicants should carefully review the pre-requisite requirements. Combined MPH program applicants should carefully review additional application requirements.


Certificate Program Applicants

Certificate requirements and procedures vary by department, program and student status. Please review the Certificate How To Apply Page for instructions.

Biomedical Sciences in Public Health

Students applying to the:

Should choose the PhD Biomedical Sciences in Public Health as the degree designation in SOPHAS. You can then select the degree(s) to which you are interested in applying. Admission decisions will be made separately by each degree program. In your personal statement, please clearly express why you are interested in applying to your selected program(s).

BA/Masters' Applicants

Please review the BA/Masters' website for application instructions.

Non-Degree Applicants

Applicants interested in attending a limited number of courses use the non-degree application through Student Accounts.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Applicants

For information on the Postdoctoral Fellowship application, please review the Postdoctoral Training website.


Application deadlines vary by department, degree program and sometimes degree track. Know which one applies to you!

REMEMBER: SOPHAS requires four to six weeks to verify the application. Although we only require that the application be submitted by the deadline, we strongly encourage you to be proactive so that your application is verified by the deadline.

Applying to MPH Combined Degree Programs

MBA/MPH with China Europe International Business School

Applicants must apply to CEIBS and the Bloomberg School separately. The application to the MPH program is processed through SOPHAS and applicants should take care to indicate the appropriate year they will begin the MPH program. The admissions committees of both schools review applications independently.

MPH/MBA with the Carey Business School

Applications for the MPH/MBA are processed through SOPHAS. Requirements and deadlines are the same as the full-time MPH program. The admissions committees of both schools review applications independently.


Applicants must apply to each school (the Bloomberg School and the University of Maryland School of Social Work) separately and simultaneously. The application to the MPH portion is processed through SOPHAS and applicants should take care to indicate the appropriate year they will begin the MPH program. The standard MPH admissions prerequisite of previous health-professional training of two years of health-related experience is waived. All other prerequisites must be met.


Medical students must apply to the MPH program through SOPHAS and request a leave of absence from medical school. Medical students typically enroll in the MPH program between their third and fourth years of medical school. Two years of medical training will fulfill the two years of health experience required for admission to the MPH program.


Applications for the MSN/MPH program must be obtained from the School of Nursing, and will be reviewed by the admissions committees of both the School of Nursing and the Bloomberg School.


JD/MPH applicants apply through SOPHAS and need not have fulfilled the usual MPH requirement of either an advanced degree or two years of health-related work experience. All other MPH admissions requirements must be met.


Applicants must apply and be accepted into the full-time MPH program at the Bloomberg School and also separately apply and be accepted into the LL.M. program at Georgetown University Law Center’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

Clery Notice of Availability

The Johns Hopkins University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the University’s website at .

In keeping with the mandates of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the University’s Annual Report contains statistics of certain crimes that are reported and that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or an officially recognized student organization, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus for the three most recent calendar years. Also included are campus security policies including those related to missing student notifications, alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and fire safety policies and statistics. All Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students are encouraged to read and print out the report at and to report all criminal incidents promptly to your respective security department.

A printed copy of the report may be obtained from the following university security offices or personnel: Homewood (410-516-4631); Peabody Institute (667-208-6608); Medical Institutions (410-614-3473); Applied Physics Laboratory (443-778-4805); Harbor East Campus (410-234-9301); Columbia Center (410-516-9700); SAIS Bologna Center (202-663-5808, Int. +39.051.2917.811); Washington Centers - KSAS (202-663-5808), SAIS (202-663-5808), Carey Business School (202-663-5808); Hopkins-Nanjing Center (202-663-5808, Int. +86.25.8359.2436); Dorsey Center (410-516-2278); Montgomery County Campus (301-294-7011) and Barcelona, Spain (Int. +34.93.542.25.99).

We have added the Bayview Medical Center as a separate campus in the 2016 report. We have also amended the 2015 and 2014 reports to reflect this addition and they can be viewed online at and Printed copies of these reports may be obtained from the above list of university security offices or personnel.