JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

ADMISSIONS OPEN FOR MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 2019

About IIHMR University

Established in 1984, as the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, IIHMR University (created through an Act of the Rajasthan State legislature in 2014) has emerged as the South Asian region’s premier knowledge institution for research and teaching in the domains of public health, health and hospital administration, development studies, and pharmaceutical management. Having pioneered the disciplines of health and hospital management in India, we are now the country’s leading center of excellence committed to cutting edge research, innovative learning, and transformative social impact in all our activities.

 

About Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) is the oldest and largest independent graduate school of public health in the world, founded in 1916. Consistently ranked number one globally, the School has over 765 full-time Public Health faculty members renowned for teaching, Public Health practice, and for their cutting-edge research in the US, and in more than 100 countries. JHSPH has ten departments and over 100 research centers & institutes. The student body consists of over 2,600 masters and doctoral students who come from 79 countries. The school has 24,500 plus alumni from more than 120 countries. Because of these accomplishments, US News and World Report perennially ranks JHSPH number One among schools of Public Health.

Master of Public Health Program Overview

Since 2013, the Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), Baltimore, Maryland, USA in partnership with the Institute of Health Management Research University (IIHMR) has been offering its Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program in Jaipur, India, for Indian students as well as those from surrounding countries. This prestigious program is designed with the following objectives:

To cultivate students’ health management skills so that they will be prepared to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of public health programs and services

To enhance the capabilities of public health professionals in countries of the South East Asian Region.

To prepare professionals for challenging careers in public health management in the public and private sectors, non-governmental organizations, as well as national and multinational organizations

The Master of Public Health degree program is a two-year course. The program includes course work in classes a capstone exercise in the first year and a practicum experience in the second year, all cumulatively totaling to 80 credits. The MPH program 2019-2021 will commence in October 2019. On-campus courses will begin at IIHMR University, Jaipur. The Students will travel to Baltimore, Maryland, in winter term at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA.

The curriculum is structured to build knowledge, develop skills and provide exposure to real-world situations in public health and health management. Courses will be taught by distinguished faculty members from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and IIHMR University who have contributed to meeting the challenges of public health and health care management nationally and internationally.

 

The pedagogy for each course is selected judiciously, and consistently encourages the students to learn experientially, by helping them to relate concepts and theories to public health management systems. The program aims to develop students’ competencies in the following core areas:

  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Public Health Biology
  • Health Management and Functional Management
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Public Policy
  • Ethics

 

The Johns Hopkins University-IIHMR University Master of Public Health (MPH) has been designed by leveraging the core strengths of both institutions, and is uniquely poised to meet the needs of Indian students as well as those confronting public health challenges in the South East Asian Region. The program combines the JHSPH’s excellence in Public Health education with the IIHMR’s expertise in Health Management Research in South Asia. These strengths are clearly visible in the design of this exciting program.

Admission Process

Applicants seeking admission to the MPH program must go through a prescreening process, and need to be pre-approved by IIHMR before they apply. Applicants who wish to apply for the MPH program should follow the steps given below:

STEP 1: Candidate should download a Pre-Screening Questionnaire and send the completely filled pre-screening questionnaire along with updated CV/resume for pre-approval to mphadmissions@iihmr.edu.in by May 31, 2019.

STEP 2: A confirmation mail will be sent to each candidate after receipt of the materials in STEP 1.  Then a  pre-approval email for the application will be sent to the candidate by IIHMR University, followed by another email from JHSPH with an invitation to complete the online MPH application through SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application System) http://sophas.org/program-finder/ In order to be considered for admission, the candidate has to submit the completed application (fully submitted application along with the application fee of US $ 135) by JULY 01, 2019.

 

Application Timeline

31-May-19 Send completed Pre-Screening questionnaire with updated CV at ashok.kumar@saraswationline.com
1-Jul-19 Submit the completed online application through SOPHAS portal not later than July 01, 2019 by depositing fee 135 USD
1-Oct-19 MPH orientation at IIHMR University, Jaipur
1-Jan-20 MPH orientation and Problem Solving in Public Health course in Baltimore, USA.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Interested individuals from India or surrounding low- and middle-income countries must have:
  • A Bachelor degree.
  • A minimum of 2 years of full-time health- related experience beyond the Bachelor’s/Master’s degree. (Work experience is waived for Ph.D. and M.B.B.S graduates.)
  • Prior college-level mathematics courses; prior college-level biology course plus another health-related course.
  • Demonstrated English proficiency through prior degree, TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Demonstrated quantitative and verbal skills through GRE, MCAT, LSAT, or GMAT. (Applicants with degrees beyond the Bachelor’s may request a waiver of standardized test scores if they are other sources of quantitative abilities.)

 

Application requirements at SOPHAS:

  • For your application to be reviewed, you must submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (*To be uploaded with application).
  • 2 Page Personal Statement (*To be uploaded with application).
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation – Electronically through SOPHAS.
  • We cannot receive official letters through the postal service.
  • Official TOEFL Scores – send to SOPHAS in Massachusetts use code 5688.
  • Official GRE Scores – send to JHSPH at SOPHAS 3738 /or GMAT Scores should be sent to KGB-3R-06.
  • Official Credential Evaluation of all Foreign Transcripts (all colleges/universities outside of the U.S. that you have attended) should be sent through World Education Services or WES. The CAS provider you should choose is SOPHAS.
  • In order to expedite the review of your application, please send unofficial copies of ALL university transcripts to JHSPH directly.
  • Please visit the (JHSPH Website) for more information.

Key Highlights of the MPH Program

  • Total fee payable in India is one-third of the fee payable at Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Students admitted to this program will be provided free travel and stay scholarship to attend a winter term course on Problem Solving in Public Health at Intensive Institute at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA.
  • The original Johns Hopkins curriculum is delivered jointly by distinguished faculties of Johns Hopkins University and IIHMR University
  • A degree is awarded by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
  • Network of 24500 plus Alumni around the world

Schedule of Payments

Instalment Fees for IIHMR University Due Date Fees for Johns Hopkins University Due Date*
First Instalment 7500 USD 30-09-2019 6000 USD To be announced by JHU
Second Instalment 2500 USD 01-04-2020 6000 USD To be announced by JHU

Interested in applying for this University?

Application Timeline

31-May-19 Send completed Pre-Screening questionnaire with updated CV at ashok.kumar@saraswationline.com
1-Jul-19 Submit the completed online application through SOPHAS portal not later than July 01, 2019 by depositing fee 135 USD
1-Oct-19 MPH orientation at IIHMR University, Jaipur
1-Jan-20 MPH orientation and Problem Solving in Public Health course in Baltimore, USA.