Full-time Format – Program Overview – Master of Public Health – Degree Programs – Academics – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Full-time Format

11-Month Program

The full-time format is an 11-month experience, which spans one academic year at the Bloomberg School (July-May). Five 8-week terms allow students to complete 80 credits in this timeframe—and earn the MPH degree quickly. Most, if not all courses are completed on-site at the East Baltimore campus. Students may also take advantage of online offerings.

Summer Term
Late June – August

1st Term
September – October

2nd Term
November – December

3rd Term
Mid‑January – Mid‑March

4th Term
Mid‑March – Mid‑May

A Network That Pays Dividends

During the program, students interact with public health faculty members renowned for teaching, practice and ongoing research around the world—and they’re easy to approach on campus or online. With students from 80 nations and diverse professional backgrounds, they learn as much from each other as they do from their coursework. Plus Bloomberg School alumni permeate the public health workforce.


Average Age


Average MPH Cohort Size


U.S. Citizens


International Students

Designing Your Degree

The core coursework comprises roughly half of the curriculum and is the same for both the full-time and online/part-time format.

For electives, all students have the freedom to customize their elective coursework based on personal interests and professional goals. With over 200 courses to choose from, there are endless possibilities for how to plan your education. A faculty advisor helps you determine elective courses that match your desired knowledge base and skill sets.

The ability to personalize half the curriculum is a defining feature of the Bloomberg School’s MPH degree program.


Full-time students can group elective courses by choosing one of 12 concentrations. Each one provides a roadmap for studying a specific area of public health. The course requirements for one concentration cover around 20 credits, leaving 20-30 credits for you to explore other topics. Only one concentration area may be elected. Once complete, the concentration is recorded on the academic transcript.

  • Aging and Public Health
  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Epidemiologic Biostatistical Methods for Public Health Clinical Research
  • Food, Nutrition and Health
  • Food Systems and Public Health
  • Global Environmental Sustainability Health
  • Health in Crisis and Humanitarian Assistance
  • Health Leadership and Management
  • Health Systems and Policy
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Social Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
  • Women’s and Reproductive Health

Special Programs

Surgery Mentoring Program

  • Full-time students interested in surgical outcomes can partner with a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty surgeon to create a surgeon-student research team. The key deliverable is a final research project that may be used as an MPH capstone and a manuscript to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. To learn more, visit the Johns Hopkins Surgery Center for Outcomes Research (JSCOR) .
  • Public Health Ophthalmology Program

    • Full-time students are exposed to the principal public health issues in eye disease, through coursework at the Bloomberg School, seminars designed for the program of the individual fellow, visiting lecturers from around the world and a thesis project. To learn more, visit the Wilmer Eye Institute .
  • Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program

    • Full-time students interested in a clinical research career can join specialized research teams and collaborate with experts in the Johns Hopkins medical institutions and across the U.S. To learn more, visit the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research .
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