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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, online degree program focusing on the development, delivery, management and evaluation of global public health initiatives.

The Master of Applied Science in Global Health Planning and Management is a fully online degree program offered by the Bloomberg School of Public Health and is geared towards students pursuing a future in administration. 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 pharmaceutical policy and management, management of health service delivery, health information and non-government organizations. Students learn from and interact with a diverse faculty of public health researchers, practitioners and professionals with experience in global health policy making, program design and evaluation, and advocacy.

Advantages of this fully online graduate program:

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 10, 2018 for Fall 2018 Applications

The application for the MAS in Global Health Planning and Management is open in SOPHAS. The deadline for applications has been extended to  Tuesday, July 10, 2018. All supporting documents must be submitted to SOPHAS on or before July 27, 2018 for consideration in the Fall 2018 cohort. International students will need to allow additional time for processing of WES course by course credential evaluations prior to the noted deadlines. For more information, please call 844-379-1319 to speak with an admissions officer or visit our OPAL admissions page.


Program Events

A Live Virtual Open House for the MAS in Global Health Planning and Management and other Global Health programs was held in April 2018.

For a recording of this virtual open house for the Global Health programs, please click the image below.


The Bloomberg School of Public Health invites you to join us on June 27th for a live Q&A session to discuss our online MAS in Global Health Planning and Management and other Global Health programs. Our admissions officer and the Program Director, Bill Brieger, DrPH, will be available to answer any questions you may have about the programs or admissions process.

We encourage you to view the recording of our most recent Virtual Open House (linked above) before attending the Q&A session to learn more about the programs’ curriculum, admissions process and tuition.

We look forward to having you join us!


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.


Graduates enter the global health workforce with skills to plan and manage public health programs and the delivery of services in underserved and impoverished communities throughout the world. Early to mid-career professionals can build on their current public health 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.