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Public Health Biology

Johns Hopkins University

24 months
59184 USD/year
59184 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Public Health Biology is a fully online degree program offered by the Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health. 


The Master of Arts in Public Health Biology from Johns Hopkins University allows students to advance in current research or teaching positions, enhance credentials for a new position in academic institutions, industry or governmental research organizations, or gain a solid foundation for medical school, dental school or advanced graduate work.

Advantages of this fully online graduate program:

  • Led by renowned experts who are shaping the field through research and application
  • Online delivery gives flexibility and accessibility to students around the world
  • Can be completed in 2-3 years
The program is designed to foster knowledge of, and appreciation for, modern biological principles and research methods applicable to the identification, treatment, and prevention of conditions of relevance to the health of the public. The program is interdepartmental, involving the active participation of the School’s three biological sciences-based departments:  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB), Environmental Health and Engineering (EHE), and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI). Required coursework is offered by these three departments, and also by the Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. The program culminates in the writing of a literature-based scholarly thesis. Students will attain a solid understanding of the rationale, tools and approaches that are essential for addressing problems in public health.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health Biology
  • Biological Basis of Public Health
  • MA Public Health Biology Thesis
  • History and Significance of Public Health Practices, Frameworks, and Ethics
  • The Role of Quantitative Methods in Public Health
  • Causes and Trends in Morbidity and Mortality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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48 alternative credits




Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended, regardless of number of credits earned or if the grades appear on your home institution's transcript, must be submitted directly to SOPHAS
  • For international academic records, a course-by-course credential evaluation via WES should be sent directly to SOPHAS
  • Complete SOPHAS application
  • Sufficient prior coursework in the biological sciences
  • Three letters of recommendation: at least two academic recommendations; the third can be professional
  • Personal statement of professional goals

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