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Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Prospective Students

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health.

Our mission is to “optimize the health and well-being of individuals, families, and populations across the life course through public health science, teaching and practice locally, nationally and globally.

Research, evaluation and practice all play integral roles in the Department’s academic programs and faculty efforts. Our dedicated faculty develop and apply a broad range of methods to research and professional practice. These methods and disciplines include: demography and related social sciences, developmental psychology, epidemiology, public health, health services research, nutrition, economics, policy analysis, family planning administration, medicine and nursing.

Graduates in the Department are trained as research scientists, public health leaders and health professionals for careers related to a broad spectrum of population, family and reproductive health issues through a variety of masters, doctoral and certificate programs.

The Department's three master's programs and the doctoral program are built around a set of core competencies and focal areas that include:

In addition to the 6 focal areas, Family and Urban Health are cross-cutting areas of interest:

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.

Additionally, our department sponsors several certificate programs for professionals seeking continuing education.

We look forward to working with you as you plan the next step in your academic and professional life. We encourage you to review the financial support, including scholarships and awards, that is available for the degree programs.

Feel free to reach out to our academic staff or learn firsthand what it is like to be a student in the department by scheduling a visit with a department representative.