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Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Degree Programs

The Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health offers a selection of academic program areas that prepare graduates at the masters and doctoral levels to address critical public health problems through careers in academia, research organizations, and professional practice settings. The scope of research and training is global. We are the primary academic home within Johns Hopkins University for the core discipline of demography. We are the School’s primary academic site for reproductive epidemiology; and so too, are we the university’s primary academic home for urban health. The Department's degree programs are built around a set of core competencies and areas of interest.



The BA/MSPH program gives Public Health Studies majors at Johns Hopkins University an opportunity to seamlessly extend their undergraduate studies to graduate-level coursework and research.

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The MSPH is a two-year program in which students gain practical knowledge and skills in life course, population, program management, policy, quantitative methods and core PFRH areas of interest.

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The MHS is a one-year program designed for students who are interested in advancing their knowledge in one of the department’s content areas and strengthening their research and analytic skills.

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MHS Online

Designed for professionals to further their career and enhance skills in program evaluation, research methods, and life course perspectives with a focus on maternal and child health.

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The emphasis of the PhD program is to integrate coursework in life course, population and core PFRH areas of interest with the application of a range of research methods to these areas.

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