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Courses of Study

Listed below is a summary of courses of study at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Click on titles for more information. If you'd rather, you can also explore the school's web site at www.jhsph.edu.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is the study of the molecular and genetic bases of cellular processes. Our faculty conducts research to increase current knowledge of the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of normal and abnormal cellular processes.

Bioethics and Health Policy

The mission of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is to conduct advanced scholarship on the ethics of clinical practice, biomedical science, and public health, both locally and globally, and to engage students, trainees, the public, and policy-makers in serious discourse about these issues. We


Biostatistics creates and applies methods for quantitative research in the health sciences. The Department of Biostatistics offers doctoral (PhD) and master of science (ScM) degrees as well as a master of health science (MHS) in biostatistics for students earning a PhD in another department of the School.

Clinical Investigation

The Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation (GTPCI) is intended for faculty, post-doctoral fellows and other allied health professionals working with human subjects in clinical investigation.

Environmental Health Sciences

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences is concerned with the adverse influence of the environment on human health and with controlling these influences.


The Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is the oldest and among the largest of epidemiology departments in the world.

Health, Behavior and Society

We seek to understand how behaviors within the environmental context operate at the individual, organizational, community and societal levels to affect health. And we seek to develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate interventions that facilitate health behaviors to improve health outcomes.

Health Policy and Management

The Department of Health Policy and Management seeks to improve health and prevent disease and disability through the education of future public health leaders and through research on the causes and possible remedies of significant public health problems facing our nation and other industrialized countries.

International Health

International Health draws on all public health disciplines for application in global settings and emphasizes master’s and doctoral training programs for students with international and cross-cultural interests.

Mental Health

The mission of the Department of Mental Health is to advance understanding of the causes and consequences of mental health and mental disorders, in order to improve health in the general population.

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology integrates many disciplines (biochemistry, infectious diseases, virology, parasitology, molecular biology, immunology, ecology structural biology) concerned with the study of the transmission, immunobiology, and pathogenesis of bacterial, parasitic, viral, immunological and infectious diseases of public health importance.


Recognizing that nutrition affects virtually every public health problem, the Center for Human Nutrition draws on diverse, multidisciplinary teams to find solutions, along a continuum of cell to population.

Population, Family and Reproductive Health

The Department’s efforts focus not only on the health and behavior of populations in the United States, but also on mothers, infants, families, adolescents, women, the elderly, individuals with special health care needs and the underserved worldwide.

Preventive Medicine

The General Preventive Medicine Residency Program of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been in existence since 1964, making it one of the oldest preventive medicine residencies in the country.

Toxicology Sciences

Toxicology is a discipline in which the basic principles of chemistry, cell and molecular biology, and physiology are brought to bear upon investigations of the adverse effects of chemical agents on living systems.

Vaccine Sciences

Our mission is to provide an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision makers and educate physicians, the public and the media about key issues surrounding the safety of vaccines. The institute’s goal is to work toward preventing disease using the safest vaccines possible.

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