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International Health

BA/Master's Programs

For Public Health Majors at JHU Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

The Department of International Health offers early graduate school admission to JHU seniors majoring in Public Health Studies. This transition program thus serves as a mode of entry into one of the following degree programs:

Students in this Program will receive co-advising from both Schools as part of this unique experience. Admitted students must complete the BA degree before formally enrolling in the degree program.

Once students complete the BA degree, admitted students will be automatically enrolled into the MSPH degree at JHSPH starting that fall. The MSPH degree consists of a full year of coursework, a comprehensive written exam, and in the second year, a minimum of 4 months and maximum of 9 months of a full time practicum (32 credits), where students apply all their skills in a field setting, and finally fulfilling the MSPH Essay requirement. Students find practicum opportunities overseas or domestically.

Applications for the BA/MSPH degree must be submitted by July 1 between the junior and senior years to ensure completion of the review process prior to the first day of the academic year. Students must be accepted before the start of their senior year.

Standardized test scores are not required for application to the BA/MSPH program for students with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. However, a transcript is required for all prerequisite courses listed below and for all coursework through the 2nd semester of the student's junior year.

Undergraduate students applying must have completed the following coursework and have received a B or higher on each of the following:

  • AS 280.380 Global Health Principles and Practice
  • AS 280.345 Public Health Biostatistics
  • AS 280.350 Fundamentals of Epidemiology


Applications for the BA/MSPH degree should be submitted by July 1 between the junior and senior year. Admitted students must complete their BA degree before formally enrolling in the Bloomberg School.

To apply, please use the Bloomberg School online application, making sure to select the appropriate combined degree option from the drop down menu.