Johns Hopkins University - Bloomberg School of Public Health

Why you should consider this program

As an MPH student at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, you will be joining the world's largest, oldest, and 1# ranked school of public health, providing you with unparalleled opportunities that will complement and expand on your Peace Corps service.

Coverdell Fellows receive one-on-one support from faculty and staff to provide you with academic and professional advancement. Fellows at BSPH will receive personalized career mentoring. Additionally, the MPH Program team serves as a liaison to assist Coverdell Students in connecting with our highly esteemed alumni and faculty.

Through rigorous coursework, meaningful community engagement, and personalized mentoring from world-renowned faculty, Coverdell Fellows graduate from the MPH Program to position them to become leading public health professionals.

To learn more about the Bloomberg School, you can view our School Goals and Objectives here. To learn more about the MPH program and our various dual degree programs, you can visit our Program Overview here.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 79,260 $ 20,000 $ 59,260
Out of state $ 79,260 $ 20,000 $ 59,260
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

All BSPH Coverdell Students receive a minimum $20,000 tuition scholarship but are considered for additional funding as well.

For additional questions regarding scholarship and funding opportunities, please contact our Senior Program Associate, Paul Whong.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)

All RPCVs admitted to the full-time format of the MPH are awarded a scholarship.

Other benefits or opportunities

  • MPH Field Experience Fund
  • Networking receptions and personalized advising with RPCV alumni
  • Personalized career advising tailored to RPCV students
  • Opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research
  • Community Engagement - SOURCE

Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 35,434

Application fee waived?



MPH students are required to complete a practicum as part of their degree program. A Fellow either is placed in an internship with a community-based organization through SOURCE or identifies another service activity in Baltimore or another location during the year.

Jobs for program alumni

Coverdell Fellows who graduated from the MPH Program are employed by an assortment of organizations. To learn more about what our alumni are currently doing, please visit our LinkedIn RPCV Group Page.

Other details

Program length

Full-time program: 11 months

Application requirements

Admissions requirements are the same for both full-time and part-time/online students:

  • The following college-level courses are required of all applicants:
    • One math course (e.g. calculus, algebra, or statistics)
    • One biology course
    • One health-related science (e.g. physiology, nutrition, or anatomy) or a second biology course
  • Applicants must have two years of post-baccalaureate, professional (i.e., full-time, paid) health-related work experience OR a doctoral degree in a field underlying public health. This requirement may be waived for applicants to the MPH combined degree programs (with the exception of the MPH/MBA dual degree program with the Carey Business School).
  • Applicants from countries where English is not the official language must submit official scores of either the TOEFL or IELTS. Please note that BSPH requires a minimum TOEFL score of 100 or IELTS score of 7.0. BSPH will also accept test scores from the Duolingo English Test with a minimum composite score of 120 and the Pearson Test for English with a minimum score of 68.

You can find more information on how to apply here

Admissions process

Applicants can select “Returned Peace Corps Volunteer” option in SOPHAS application. If accepted to the MPH program, applicants will be considered for the Coverdell Fellowship.

You can find more information regarding the admissions process on our How to Apply to the Bloomberg School page.

Program begins

Early July



Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street, W1015
Baltimore, MD 21205-2179