Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of International Health. The Health Systems Program area in the Department has two master’s degrees: the Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Health Systems and the Master of Health Science (MHS) in Global Health Economics. These degree programs may be of value to undergraduate students at Wesleyan University who are looking to pursue a full-time master’s degree in the health professions.

We will be hosting a virtual information session on our master’s programs via webinar on December 12 at 12 p.m. Students can sign up for the free webinar here:

Both degree programs are STEM designated programs. They are ideal for those who wish to work domestically or internationally on global health issues. I’ve included a blurb below, but students can also read about them here:

About the master’s degree programs:

The MSPH in Health Systems degree is ideal for those who are interested in roles in policy and planning, health financing and management, and monitoring and evaluation of health programs working in low- or middle-income countries. Graduates of the program contribute to strengthening health systems through the implementation of equitable and cost-effective interventions for improving access, quality, and efficiency of health services for underserved populations internationally or domestically. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2024.

The MHS in Global Health Economics is a 9-month degree program that is ideal for those interested in using economic tools to help solve pressing global health problems. Through this degree program, students will learn how health economic principles are used to address global issues such as migration, displaced persons, climate change, and pandemics. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research in health economics and design health policies in relation to a variety of global health issues. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2024.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at


Melissa Reed
Communications Associate
International Health, Health Systems Program

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe St., Room E8001
Baltimore, MD USA 21205

Scholarship for Graduate Study in Scotland

Scholarship for Graduate Study in Scotland

The SAS Macmillan and the Saint Andrew’s Scholarships provide funds to a total of $35,000 for graduate study in Scotland, to be used initially against tuition, then board, transportation, and other expenses. The SAS Macmillan and the Saint Andrew’s Scholarships provide funds to a total of $35,000 for graduate study in Scotland, to be used initially against tuition, then board, transportation, and other expenses. Only seniors graduating in Spring 2024 are currently eligible to apply.

Candidates should possess qualifications which will enable them to be good ambassadors for the United States while in Scotland. The basis for selection shall include the student’s: (1) academic achievement; (2) extracurricular activities; (3) financial need; (4) clarity of career purpose in pursuing the graduate studies; (5) a statement that sets forth why the applicant wishes to continue his/her education, with clarity around the graduate study objective(s) to be achieved and why he/she wishes to study in Scotland; (6) some Scottish descent; and (7) proof of US Citizenship.

Interested students should read through the eligibility details and scholarship information at the link and then write to if they are interested in applying. Statements of interest are due November 1, 2023 by email; Associate Director for Fellowships, Dr. Erica Kowsz, will follow up with information about the campus application process after you write about your interest. Only one student per year can apply from Wesleyan, so if there is more than one applicant interested, we will nominate one individual to continue to the full scholarship competition. For those nominated, a final application is due by December 15, 2023, for graduate study commencing in the fall of 2024.

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Get Ready NOW for Graduation!

Dear Seniors (You’re Seniors!),

Here we are in the middle of summer. It is a great time to start thinking about the last year of your stay at Wesleyan and to clarify exactly what you need to do in order to finish your degree.


(1) You must have satisfied the requirements for at least one major. In order to determine where you stand in relation to your major, you must work with your advisor to fill out your “Major Certification Form,” which is available in your WesPortal in the “Academics” bucket.

(2) You must have earned 32.00 credits. The 32.00 course credits can be impacted by oversubscription, which usually means taking more than 16.00 credits in any one subject, bringing in more than 2.00 pre-matriculation credits or taking more than 1.00 full credit of PHED courses, for example. I will be reaching out to students who have oversubscribed or in danger of doing so, but it’s important for you to be aware of these regulations.

(3) You must have earned at least 16.00 of your credits at Wesleyan.

(4) You must have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 74.00.

(5) You must have a certain number of semesters in residence. If you entered Wesleyan in your first semester, you must have at least six semesters in residence. If you entered Wesleyan as a sophomore, you must have at least five semesters in residence. If you entered Wesleyan as a junior, you must have at least four semesters in residence. We will count semesters in which you were enrolled full-time at Wesleyan but were studying remotely due to COVID as semesters in residence. Study Abroad does not count as a semester in residence for graduation purposes.

For all but the major requirement, your absolute best resource for tracking where you stand with these requirements is your CREDIT ANALYSIS REPORT (also found in your WesPortal “Academics” bucket). It will tell you where you stand with everything but your major(s), which is what your major certification form will do. Please pay very close attention to your TOTAL USABLE GRADUATION CREDITS, as this is made up of the credits you’ve earned and you are enrolled in, minus any oversubscription.

While I will be working to do my absolute best to track where you stand in relation to the degree, please know that this is your responsibility as well. In fact, all of this is completely a student’s responsibility!

Please look over these resources and if you have any questions, please be in touch. You must work with me to assure you are able to meet the requirements successfully.

Well, here you are…heading into your final year! Keep up the good work.

All Best,

NOT Returning for Fall 2023? IMPORTANT NOTICE

If you are not going to be on campus this fall due to a leave of absence or withdrawal from the university and have not yet notified your class dean, it is extremely important that you do so prior to July 1, 2023.

Notifications received between July 1 and July 31 will result in a $500 charge to your student account, and those received after July 31 will result in a $1000 charge to your student account.


What is the Fulbright US Student Program?

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the US government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the Fulbright US Student Program offers unparalleled opportunities in all academic disciplines to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals from all backgrounds. Program participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, individuals will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

To learn more about Fulbright and Wesleyan’s campus process, watch this 30 minute introductory video. Contact with interest and/or questions.

Join us Wednesday 5/3 in Fisk 201 at 12:15-1:15pm for lunch and a Q&A session with a panel of seniors who were recently awarded the Fulbright grants they applied for in fall 2022. We will have panelists who applied for both the English Teaching Assistantship and Study/Research grant options. Students from all class years are welcome to attend; those who are in the classes of ’23 and ’24 and are US citizens or nationals are eligible to apply in the current Fulbright application cycle.

Register on WesNest. Email if you’re interested but can’t make it.

Neuro Club Mixer!

The official Neuro Club at Wesleyan has started this semester, and the team is excited to have our first event!

Our first event for the Neuro Club Mixer is this Friday at 8:00 pm.

Woodframe House Hopping Day!

Hello Class of 2024!

As housing selection approaches, we are happy to announce that the woodframe community will be hosting a house hopping day. House hopping with be Sunday, April 23rd, from 1-3pm. You can head over to the Fountain/Pine yards where the gazebo is to grab an ice cream and talk to current CAs of the woodframe communities to ask any questions you may have. An additional email will be sent Friday with more information about houses that will be participating. Please note that not all woodframe houses will be participating in the event. If you have any questions on the event before Sunday, please feel free to contact Kristina Latorre, Area Coordinator at