Master of Science in Public Health
The MSPH training program is intended for students who wish to pursue a professional career in the field of public health. Some prior health and/or international experience is preferable for admission purposes, but not required.
Program requirements consist of a minimum of four academic terms of 64 credits of course work and a practicum in which two terms of 32 credits are earned. Students are admitted directly to one of the department's four concentrations:
- Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
- Health Systems
- Human Nutrition
- Social and Behavioral Interventions
Admissions criteria and degree requirements vary slightly by concentrations. The practicum can be a full-time activity of four months duration or a part-time effort extending over a period of up to 12 months.
The Master's Academic Guide contains degree- and concentration-specific information, competencies, learning objectives, and course requirements.
Additional Master's Options
- Human Nutrition offers the MSPH/Registered Dietitian Program in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
- Students can pursue the MSPH in the context of the MA/MSPH dual degree program with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
- JHU seniors majoring in Public Health Studies can apply to the Department's combined BA/MSPH programs.
- The Department of International Health is part of Johns Hopkins University's Direct Matriculation Programs for undergraduate applicants.
- Concurrent MSPH Option for JHSPH Doctoral students