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Standardized Test Scores

Know your program's requirements

Standardized test score (GRE, GMAT, MCAT) requirements are determined by each academic program at the Bloomberg School. The Standardize Test Score Chart indicates for each program if test scores are required, optional, or not required/not reviewed.

Required: Standardized test scores are required. Please review the chart below to learn which test scores are accepted by your program of interest. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all application components.

Optional: Standardized test scores are optional. The admissions committee will make no assumptions if a standardized test score is omitted from an application, but will require evidence of quantitative/analytical ability through other application components such as academic transcripts and/or supplemental questions. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all application components.

Not Required/Not Reviewed: Standardized test scores are not required and not reviewed. If you have taken a standardized test such as the GRE, GMAT, or MCAT and want to submit your scores, please note that they will not be used as a metric during the application review. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all required application components.

How to submit your scores

We strongly encourage candidates to take standardized tests as early as possible to ensure their scores are received by the application deadline.


The SOPHAS code for the Bloomberg School of Public Health is 3738.


When filling out your application, self-report your MCAT scores and include your AAMC ID#. Then have AAMC electronically send the scores to SOPHAS. Your name, date of birth and AAMC ID# must match or your scores will not automatically post to your account.


GMAT scores for those programs accepting it may be submitted electronically to JHSPH using the school code KGB-3R-06.


LSAT scores are submitted to JHSPH. In order to submit an official score, you should request an official copy from LSAC be sent to your home address. When it arrives, don't open it! Place the unopened report in an envelope and send to Admissions Services, JHSPH, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Suite E1002, Baltimore, MD 21205. If LSAC will not send official scores, we will accept an unofficial score report. Please email the unofficial score report to Admissions Services at

Please note: USMLE scores may be submitted as additional documentation, but will not replace the standardized test score required by admissions.

Averages, Minimums and What Makes a Competitive Application

Test scores and other admissions statistics vary greatly by department, program, degree track and admissions cycle. For this reason, Admission Services doesn't track these numbers or provide average/minimum test scores or GPAs. From our perspective, all components of the application (resume, statement of purpose, transcripts, test scores, etc.) are taken into consideration when reviewing a candidate's application for admission.

That said, the departments and programs have their own admissions review committees. You may wish to contact your department of interest for a better idea of what makes a competitive application.