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Online Programs for Applied Learning

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offers fully online, part-time master’s degree and certificate programs, designed for working professionals. Our Online Programs for Applied Learning (OPAL) focus on emergent industry sectors that have a resounding need for highly skilled professionals.

Master of Applied Science Programs

Certificate Programs

Key Benefits of Online Programs for Applied Learning (OPAL)

Hear from Our Alumni



Global Tobacco Control

Join us on Tuesday November 13th for a live Virtual Open House. We’ll be discussing our online Graduate Certificate in Global Tobacco Control. Take this opportunity to learn more about the program and how it can prepare you to advance tobacco control efforts around the world.

You'll have the chance to hear from one of our admissions officers and the Program Director, Joanna Cohen, PhD, who will provide you with details about the program’s curriculum, admissions process and tuition and scholarship information. They will also answer any questions you may have and tell you what to expect from this flexible, online graduate program.


Additional Live Virtual Open House events were held for our programs during the spring and summer of 2018. Please click the links below to view recordings of these sessions:

Please contact us at if you have any questions about these events.


Public Health in Action

In May 2016, the JHSPH convocation speaker was Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician in Flint, MI who was at the center of the lead water contamination investigation. In her speech, she discussed the importance of effectively utilizing research and analytical tools, to address public health questions and crises. You can watch a portion of her speech by clicking the image below.


Get In Touch

We're happy to help as you plan this important phase of your education. Request more information or call us at 844-379-1319 to speak with an admissions officer. You can also reach us via email at

OPAL Program Office

Elizabeth Golub, PhD, MEd
Director, Online Programs for Applied Learning
Email:  Phone: (410) 502-2502

Christina Potter, MBA
Program Manager, Online Programs for Applied Learning
Email:  Phone: (443) 287-3068

Derin Dacey
Program Coordinator, Online Programs for Applied Learning
Email:  Phone: (443) 287-3082