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International Health

BA/MHS in Global Health Economics

For Public Health and Economics 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 or in Economics. This transition program serves as a mode of entry into the degree program for the MHS in Global Health Economics.

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 MHS degree at JHSPH starting that fall. The MHS degree consists of a full year of coursework, a comprehensive written exam, and a final scholarly paper.

Standardized test scores are not required for application to the BA/MHS 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 senior year. Transcript must be updated by December 30, after submitting the SOPHAS Express Application.

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 or EN 553.311 Probability and Statistics for the Biological Sciences and Engineering
  • AS 280.350 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • AS 180.101 Elements of Microeconomics
  • AS 180.301 Intermediate Microeconomics (or its advanced equivalent 180.434)

How to Apply

Applications for the BA/MHS 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 SOPHAS Express, making sure to select the appropriate combined degree option from the drop down menu.