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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 in health-related practice and research, humanitarian emergency and disaster response program management and leadership, and advocacy and research. 

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. Our program is ideal for mid-level professionals in the humanitarian field who wish to broaden their impact in administration, program management, strategy and policy development and research.

Advantages of this fully online graduate program:

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Admissions Information

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1, 2019 for Fall 2019 Applications

The application for the MAS in Humanitarian Health is open in SOPHAS. The deadline for applications is Monday, July 1, 2019. All applications must be completed (includes all supporting documents received/processed, as well as verification) in SOPHAS on or before July 8, 2019 for consideration in the Fall 2019 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, 2019 if they wish to apply for Fall 2019 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 MAS in Humanitarian Health was held in April 2018.

For a recording of this virtual open house for the Humanitarian Health program, 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 focuses on both local and global issues, and prepares students to address public health problems 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.