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Master of Applied Science in Global Health Planning and Management

Master of Applied Science in Global Health Planning and Management

A part-time, fully online degree program focusing on the design, delivery, management and evaluation of global development and health initiatives.

The program is offered by the Bloomberg School of Public Health and is geared towards students pursuing a future in administration of non-governmental and governmental agencies in global and national health and social development. Learners will gain knowledge and skills in systems strengthening, management information approaches, and the social, cultural and behavioral aspects of global development program planning.

In addition, learners will explore policy development and advocacy, service delivery, procurement and supply management, and situational analysis.

Advantages of this fully online graduate program:

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Admissions Information

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2020 for Fall 2020 Applications

The application for the MAS in Global Health Planning and Management 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:

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.


Program Events

A Live Virtual Open House for the Global Health Programs was held in October 2019. For a recording of this session, 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.



The use of specialized frameworks, tools, and strategies help global health leaders to plan, implement, and evaluate changes in health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). With the Master’s in Global Health Planning and Management, the goal of improving health care for impoverished and underserved communities across the world comes into sharper focus.

Understandings of health systems quality management, collective community health goal organization, policy adoption, and other field-specialized subjects help LMIC healthcare leaders make more informed decisions for the communities they serve.


Early to mid-career professionals can build on their current knowledge with specialized skills, necessary in fulfilling critical leadership roles within global health advocacy and practice.


Interested in Global Health careers and what you can do with this degree? Check out the careers page. 


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:  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:  Phone: (443) 287-4042



State-specific Information for Online Students

Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.