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Master of Applied Science in Humanitarian Health

Master of Applied Science in Humanitarian Health

An online, part-time degree providing advanced skills relevant to and focused on the field of humanitarian health. Specifically, the program addresses humanitarian emergency and disaster response planning and assessment, program management and leadership, and advocacy.  

The Master of Applied Science in Humanitarian Health is a fully online degree program offered by the Bloomberg School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health. Designed for working professionals interested in a graduate-level degree, the MAS in Humanitarian Health will focus on specialized education and research as well as practical skills needed for work in the humanitarian health field. 

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 Humanitarian 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.

Students from Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) who are interested in applying for the additional scholarships offered for the MAS in Humanitarian Health must submit their application by May 15, 2020 for consideration. 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.

Financial Aid and Tuition - Scholarships for 2020 applicants

The OPAL Scholarship - All students enrolled in an OPAL MAS or Certificate program will be awarded this scholarship. This scholarship provides a specific amount per academic credit each year, to be determined each spring when new tuition rates are published for the upcoming year. This scholarship is designated for tuition costs only and is disbursed incrementally for each credit taken towards required coursework. Your admission application also serves as your OPAL Scholarship application; therefore, no additional forms are required. For additional information regarding tuition, please review the Financial Aid and Tuition section of our OPAL Admissions page.

The MAS in Humanitarian Health does have additional scholarship funding available for eligible applicants from Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Funding for this scholarship is offered by the Center for Humanitarian Health; please refer to their website for additional information regarding scholarship eligibility, and relevant deadlines for submission of applications.

Program Events

A Live Virtual Open House for the Humanitarian Health program was held in November 2019. For a recording of this session, please click the image below.



A Live Q&A session for the Humanitarian Health program was held in June 2018. For a recording of this session, please click the image below.




Natural disasters, military conflicts and chronic poverty have left millions in need of humanitarian aid. Public health efforts to combat these events span every corner of the globe, each presenting their own set of challenges and opportunities. The Bloomberg School of Public Health is responding to the increasing demands for leadership and expertise in the field of humanitarian health.

The online Master of Applied Science in Humanitarian Health prepares future leaders to address the large-scale public health, science and health service challenges experienced in humanitarian and disaster settings. Students go on to fulfill vital roles as public health practitioners, researchers, program directors, scholars and policy makers.


Graduates gain necessary tools to adopt and adapt to the rapidly changing roles of the humanitarian professional and to support humanitarian organizations in service delivery, applied research and public health advocacy. The Humanitarian Health Master’s program prepares students to address Humanitarian Health issues through multidisciplinary approaches that apply the latest scientific knowledge.


Interested in Humanitarian 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

Paul Spiegel, MD
Director, MAS program in Humanitarian Health
Email:  Phone: (410) 955-4059


State-specific Information for Online Students

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