Master of Applied Science in Community-based Primary Health Care Programs in Global Health
An online, part-time degree focusing on global frontline community health programs and delivering primary healthcare to underserved and impoverished populations.
The Master of Applied Science in Community-Based Primary Health Care Programs in Global Health is a fully online degree program offered by the Bloomberg School of Public Health and is ideal for those who are currently working or plan to work in developing countries across the world. The program will provide students with an overview of the basic components of global or international health, including health systems, health information, epidemiology/disease control, maternal and child health, and social, cultural, and behavioral factors in health and disease. The MAS program also includes coursework in evaluation and implementation, survey methods, planning, training and learning programs. Students learn from and interact with a diverse faculty of public health researchers, practitioners and professionals with experience in advancing primary care health initiatives throughout the world.
Advantages of this fully online graduate program:
- Led by renowned experts who are shaping the field through research and application
- Online delivery gives flexibility and accessibility to students around the world
- Competitive price point for tuition
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2020 for Fall 2020 Applications
|The application for the MAS in Community-Based Primary Health Care Programs in Global Health will open in SOPHAS on August 15, 2019. The priority deadline to submit an application is Wednesday April 15, 2020. Applications are accepted on an ongoing, space-available basis after the priority deadline until Monday, June 1, 2020. All applications must be completed (includes all supporting documents received/processed, as well as verification) in SOPHAS on or before July 1, 2020 for consideration in the Fall 2020 cohort. International students will need to allow additional time for processing of WES course by course credential evaluations prior to the noted deadlines. We recommend that applicants begin the WES credential evaluation process no later than April 1, 2020 if they wish to apply for Fall 2020 programs. For more information, please call 844-379-1319 to speak with an admissions officer or visit our OPAL admissions page.|
Admissions Requirements include:
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended
- WES credential evaluation for international academic records
- Relevant work experience
- Letters of recommendation
For a full list of admissions requirements for each OPAL program, information for international applicants and other admissions details, please visit our OPAL Admissions page.
A Live Virtual Open House for the MAS in Community-based Primary Health Care Programs and other Global Health programs was held in March 2019.
For a recording of this virtual open house for the Global Health programs, please click the image below.
A Live Q&A Session for the Global Health programs was held in June 2018. For a recording of this session, please click the image below.
COMMUNITY-BASED PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS
Community-based approaches—those which include full participation of community members and groups—are highly effective in addressing priority public health challenges. Leaders of large-scale community-based primary healthcare programs must consider a broad range of ethical, cultural, political and socio-economic factors for each population they serve.
The Master’s in Community-Based Primary Health Care prepares future leaders in the public, private and NGO sectors serving low- and middle-income populations worldwide. The curriculum equips students with a diverse skill set focusing on the design, analysis, implementation and evaluation of large-scale community-based primary health care programs.
WHAT CAN THIS DEGREE DO FOR YOU?
The Master’s in Community-Based Primary Health Care Programs offers a career-advancing skillset for early- to mid-level public health professionals serving low- to middle-income populations. Specialized knowledge such as learning to effectively source, gather and utilize social data, allows our graduates to make more informed public health decisions.
Topics in the program include designing and planning community based health projects with full community participation, identifying disease burden of communities and planning the essential health commodity needs for community based programs. The program will also enable students to describe the social and cultural factors that influence community health actions, to evaluate community based health programs, and to recommend appropriate PHC interventions for urban communities. Through the course work, students will gain skills in survey and data collection methods to support community based PHC planning, and learn how to organize PHC training for community members (volunteers, CHWs) and their health supervisors.
A rigorous, yet life-balanced online curriculum explores the breadth of community-based primary care in the global setting, while preparing students to train additional front-line community health workers.
Interested in Global Health careers and what you can do with this degree? Check out the careers page.
GET IN TOUCH
Request more information or call us at 844-379-1319 to speak with an admissions officer.
OPAL Program Office
Elizabeth Golub, PhD, MEd
Director, Online Programs for Applied Learning
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (410) 502-2502
William Brieger, DrPH
Director, Certificate in Global Health Practice, MAS in Global Health Planning and Management and MAS in Community-based Primary Health Care Programs in Global Health
Email: email@example.com Phone: (443) 287-4042
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