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Is Double Majoring in Int. Studies and Public Health Doable?

seandonohue8seandonohue8 Posts: 42Registered User Junior Member
edited February 2011 in Johns Hopkins University
Hey everyone,

I was thinking about double majoring in Public Health and International Studies..more of an international health focus. How hard is this?

Also, I was looking at the 5 year masters (MPH) program. How competitive is it to gain acceptance?

Cheers,
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Replies to: Is Double Majoring in Int. Studies and Public Health Doable?

  • JHU2013JHU2013 Posts: 57Registered User Junior Member
    I don't know anything about the MPH program, but double majoring in those two fields is definitely doable. You'll find that a lot of Hopkins students decide to double major.
  • hopkidhopkid Posts: 109Registered User Junior Member
    Hey there! I'm considering a double major in Public Health and English so I'm in a very similar situation...it's definitely doable, but you won't be able to take as many "random" classes just for fun.

    A plus, however, is that you don't have to worry about your IS distribution requirements. Since the Public Health Studies major is interdisciplinary within itself, you don't need distribution requirements. If you choose to double major, you only have to fulfill the distribution requirements for one major, and you already do that with Public Health!

    I'm also looking into the 5 year program, but I am not sure how competitive it is. Here's some more information on the program: http://www.jhsph.edu/bin/y/l/BAMHS11.10.pdf
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