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Health Security PhD Track

Is this program remote?

This is an in-person program in Baltimore, MD at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The students will benefit from being near the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security so they can participate in Center events, networking opportunities, and in-person classes.

Is this program part-time or full time?

This is a full-time program.

There is also a part-time DrPH program with a health security track. More information.

Is this program funded? For how long?

This program is fully funded. We expect to accept 2 students in this cohort and 2 students in next year’s cohort. Students are expected to complete their degree requirements in four years.

What is the difference between the Health Security PhD and Health Security DrPH at the Bloomberg School of Public Health?

Both the PhD and the DrPH are doctoral programs. The PhD is in-person, full-time, and funded.

The DrPH is a remote, part-time, and self-funded by the student. The expectation is that the student is continuing work during this time. The DrPH accepts around 8-10 students per year. More information.

What topics are the focus of the Health Security PhD track?

Students in the Health Security track will be expected to focus on topics related to global catastrophic biological risks.

What is the application process and due date?

Applications are due December 1. Instructions, requirements, and deadlines are outlined on the Admissions Services website. We encourage applicants to also review the Admissions Services FAQs and the PhD in Environmental Health FAQs.

Where can I find further information?

Watch the information session webinar. If you have questions, please contact: Tara Kirk Sell, PhD or Gigi Gronvall, PhD