Direct Matriculation Program: Master’s in Global Health Studies

Identifying, understanding, and preventing global health issues. 

The Direct Matriculation Program: Master’s in Global Health Studies allows qualified students with a strong interest in public health to pursue a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree from the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences (our undergraduate school) and the prestigious Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (our graduate school). 

Students who are admitted to the Direct Matriculation Program (DMP) as undergraduate applicants are guaranteed admission into the Bloomberg School of Public Health program if they maintain the required academic standards and complete the necessary undergraduate courses. 

Global Health Studies Tracks

DMP students will need to declare a specific degree and program at the end of their junior year.

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

The MSPH training program is intended for students who want more focused skills in a specific field of public health. Some prior health and/or international experience is preferred. Students complete up to two additional years after undergrad, for six years total.

Program Areas:

Master of Health Science (MHS)

The MHS in Global Health Economics is a nine-month program that provides students with the skills to use economic tools in the promotion of healthy lifestyles and positive health outcomes. Students complete up to one additional year after undergrad, for five years total.

Hopkins Faculty Co-Found New International Society for Global Health Policy Research

They aim for public health policy experts from various disciplines to break out of their academic or research silos to enhance collaboration for the greater good.



All first-year applicants, regardless of intended major, are welcome to apply to the DMP: Master’s in Global Health Studies. You must indicate you are applying to this program on your undergraduate application under the Hopkins Supplemental Questions section. You may only apply for admission to one DMP.

After submitting your admissions application, you will see a separate essay requirement appear in your applicant portal. You must submit an essay in response to the prompt below.

Additional Essay Prompt

Identify a global health issue and outline a solution to a key underlying problem. Please answer in no more than 300 words.

Program & Eligibility Requirements

  • Maintain a 3.3 GPA by the end of your junior and senior years.
  • Earn a minimum of a B in each of these courses: Fundamentals of Epidemiology, Public Health Biostatistics, and Global Health Principles and Practice.
  • Earn a minimum of a B in one anthropology/sociology course, one economic/finance/management course, and one biology course.
  • Complete a cultural competency summer experience in a low- or middle-income country, or work locally with migrant or underserved populations prior to starting the MSPH.
  • Complete an essay in your junior year declaring which program you would like to commit to.