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Direct Matriculation Programs

Johns Hopkins is committed to providing students with opportunities to enhance and expand their education. For undergraduate applicants who have a commitment to a defined area of study and are planning on continuing their education within a specific field, we offer the Direct Matriculation Programs (DMP) listed below. Students accepted to these programs are admitted to both the undergraduate program as well as the master’s program at the designated Hopkins graduate school. Students must apply to the DMP of their choice as part of their undergraduate application. (Note that additional application materials are required for all DMP applicants. Students may apply to only one DMP option.) Please click below for details about and application information for each program.

Direct Matriculation Program: Master’s in Global Health Studies

The challenges of identifying, understanding, and preventing global health issues are of vital importance for scholars all over the world. The Johns Hopkins Direct Matriculation Program: Master’s in Global Health Studies offers qualified students displaying a strong interest in public health to pursue a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Students selected to this program as undergraduate applicants who maintain the required academic standards and complete the required undergraduate courses are guaranteed admission into the Bloomberg School of Public Health program with the following options:

  • Complete two additional years, for six years total, to receive a Master of Science degree in Public Health with a concentration in Global Disease Epidemiology & Control, Health Systems, Human Nutrition, or Social & Behavioral Interventions
  • Complete one additional year, for five years total, to receive a Master of Health Science degree in Health Economics with a concentration in International Health

Students must indicate that they are applying for DMP: Master’s in Global Public Health on their application and complete the following form by the application deadline (ED: November 1; RD: January 2).

Click here to apply to this program.

Note: You will not be considered for this program unless you submit the required materials by the application deadline. Students may only apply to one Direct Matriculation Program.

FAQ

How does financial aid work?
Students pay Bloomberg School of Public Health tuition during their fifth and sixth years of study. All MSPH students will receive a 75% tuition scholarship on their second year provided they are full-time. Students in the MHS in Health Economics are excluded from receiving this scholarship as it is only a nine-month degree.
If I’m not admitted to the BA/MS or MHS at the time of admission, can I reapply?
Yes. Students may reapply to the program their junior year if they have declared a major in public health. (Note that all intended majors are eligible to apply to the Direct Matriculation Program as first-year applicants).
When do I need to decide which program I am doing?
Students will need to declare which degree and specific program they are selecting by the end of their junior year. An essay is required.
What are the requirements to apply, and remain eligible, for this program?
All undergraduate majors are welcome to apply to the DMP: Master’s in Global Health Studies.
If accepted to the program, DMP students will work with an adviser to determine the required courses and any additional general requirements. Students will also maintain a cumulative 3.3 GPA by the end of their junior and senior years.
What if I change my mind about attending the School of Public Health?
Students are not bound to the School of Public Health if accepted to the program and can decide if they no longer want to pursue the Master’s in Global Health Studies degree at the beginning of sophomore year.
I’m an Early Decision applicant with an interest in the DMP: Master’s in Global Health Studies. What do I need to know?
Students who apply Early Decision and are admitted to the program will follow the same Early Decision Agreement policy. Students who apply Early Decision but are not accepted to the program can still be admitted to Hopkins as an undergraduate. In this circumstance only, they decide if they want to matriculate Early Decision to Johns Hopkins University. Those who choose to turn down their spot will forgo admission to Johns Hopkins for that application year, and must still reply by the January 15 deadline.
Please note: Early Decision applicants who do not submit the required materials for this program by the application deadline will be bound to the Early Decision Agreement.
Can I be admitted to Johns Hopkins but not the program?
Yes. If you are admitted to Johns Hopkins, but not the DMP: Master’s in Global Health Studies, you may reapply to the program your junior year should you choose to pursue a public health major.
How do I find out if I’ve been admitted to the program?
You will be notified of your acceptance into the program at the same time your admissions decision is released.
What if I don’t turn in my materials on time?
You will not be considered for this program unless you submit the required materials by the application deadline (ED: November 1; RD: January 2). Please note: Early Decision applicants who do not submit the required materials by the application deadline for this program will be bound to the Early Decision Agreement.

Direct Matriculation Program: Master’s in International Studies

Today’s world is more intertwined than ever before, and the necessity for strong international relations has shaped today’s class of global citizens. The Johns Hopkins Direct Matriculation Program: Master’s in International Studies allows qualified students displaying a strong interest in international studies to pursue a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC.

Students selected to this program as applicants who maintain the required academic standards are guaranteed admission into the SAIS program, with two options: they can complete the full four years of undergraduate study at the Homewood campus, then go to SAIS to complete their master’s degree in two additional years; or, they may choose to complete their undergraduate degree in three years and then complete the master’s at SAIS in two years. This five- or six-year program allows selected students an outstanding chance to pursue an intensive undergraduate international studies program with guaranteed enrollment in a two-year master’s degree from SAIS.

Students must indicate that they are applying for the SAIS DMP on their application and complete the following form by the application deadline (ED: November 1; RD: January 2).

Click here to apply to this program.

Note: You will not be considered for this program unless you submit the required materials by the application deadline.

FAQ

Can I study abroad (at Nanjing/Bologna campus)?
Students who select the five-year program cannot study abroad. However, they may choose to spend their fourth year (the first of the MA) at the Nanjing campus or in Bologna. All students will spend their fifth year at SAIS-DC.
Students who select the traditional six-year program, including four years at Homewood and two years at SAIS (either all in DC or a combination of Nanjing/Bologna and then DC), can study abroad.
How does financial aid work?
Students pay SAIS tuition during their fourth and fifth years of study, although Homewood financial aid applies during their fourth year. Financial assistance for the fifth or sixth year is determined by SAIS and is not guaranteed.
If I’m not admitted to the BA/MA at the time of admission, can I reapply?
Yes. Students may reapply to the program their sophomore year.
When do I need to decide whether I’m doing a five- or six-year program?
Students must choose the five- or six-year program by the beginning of their sophomore year.
What are the requirements to apply, and remain eligible, for this program?
All undergraduate majors are welcome to apply.
If accepted to the program, DMP: Master’s in International Studies students will have required courses: Macro Economics and Micro Economics; Statistics 1 or 2. Students will also maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA throughout their undergraduate years to remain eligible.
What if I change my mind about attending SAIS?
Students are not bound to SAIS if accepted to the program and can decide if they no longer want to pursue the SAIS degree at the beginning of sophomore year.
I’m an Early Decision applicant with an interest in the DMP. What do I need to know?
Students who apply Early Decision and are admitted to the program will follow the same Early Decision Agreement policy. Students who apply Early Decision but are not accepted to the program can still be admitted to Hopkins as an undergraduate. In this circumstance only, they decide if they want to matriculate Early Decision to Johns Hopkins University. Those who choose to turn down their spot will forgo admission to Johns Hopkins for that application year, and must still reply by the January 15 deadline.
Please note: Early Decision applicants who do not submit the required materials for this program by the application deadline will be bound to the Early Decision Agreement.
Can I be admitted to Johns Hopkins but not the program?
Yes. If you are admitted to Johns Hopkins, but not the DMP: Master’s in International Studies, you may reapply to the program your sophomore year.
How do I find out if I’ve been admitted to the program?
You will be notified of your acceptance into the program at the same time your admissions decision is released.
What if I don’t turn in my materials on time?
You will not be considered for this program unless you submit the required materials by the application deadline (ED: November 1; RD: January 2). Please note: Early Decision applicants who do not submit the required materials by the application deadline for this program will be bound to the Early Decision Agreement.

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