BA/Master’s Program

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences collaborates with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in offering early acceptance to seven master’s programs at JHSPH. The Bachelor of Arts/Master of Health Sciences (BA/MHS) and Bachelor of Arts/Master of Sciences in Public Health (BA/MSPH) programs collaboration invites talented and committed PHS to apply early in the summer before their senior year. 

BA/MHS Programs

The BA/MHS combined degree program prepares students for further graduate work and/or prominent careers in research and science. The BA/MHS programs and focus areas include:

  • Environmental Health and Engineering
    • Human Toxicology, Pathophysiology and Risk Assessment
    • Population Environmental Health
    • Food Systems, Water and Environmental Sustainability
  • Epidemiology
    • Cancer Epidemiology
    • Clinical and Cardiovascular Epidemiology
    • Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis Methods
    • Epidemiology of Aging
    • Environmental Epidemiology
    • Genetic Epidemiology
    • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Health, Behavior, and Society, MHS in Social Factors of Health
  • International Health: Health Eonomics
  • Mental Health
    • Psychiatric Epidemiology
    • Global Mental Health
    • School and Community-based Interventions
    • Youth Violence Prevention Programs
    • Drug and Alcohol Dependency Epidemiology
    • Cognitive Health and Aging
    • Quantitative Methods in Mental Health Research 
    • Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics

BA/MSPH Program

The BA/MSPH combined degree program offers students the opportunity to integrate focused academic training with real-world public health practice. The BA/MSPH programs and focus areas include:

  • Health, Behavior and Society, MSPH in Health Education and Health Communication
  • Health Policy and Management
  • International Health
    • Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
    • Social and Behavioral Interventions
  • Population, Family and Reproductive Health
    • Adolescent Health
    • Child Health
    • Maternal, Fetal and Perinatal Health
    • Population Health
    • Women’s, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Admission Requirements for the BA/Masters (MHS and MSPH) Programs 

The student must:

  • Be an undergraduate majoring in public health studies at JHU,
  • Apply to the master’s degree program during junior year, 
  • Complete all six core Public Health Studies core courses*
  • Complete all undergraduate degree requirements before matriculating as a master’s student, 
  • Fulfill the GPA requirement, as determined by each program,
  • Standardized test score (GRE most universally accepted and waived for most BA/Masters applicants),.
  • Provide transcripts from every college-level institution attended,
  • Provide a personal statement or statement of purpose, and
  • Provide three letters of recommendation.

As soon as a student is admitted to the master’s degree program, that program will assign a graduate adviser to work with the student.

*Some MHS and MSPH programs have additional course prerequisites.