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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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Upcoming Events

The Bloomberg School of Public Health invites you to join us on April 17th for a live Virtual Open House. We’ll be discussing our online Master of Applied Science in Humanitarian Health. Take this opportunity to learn more about the programs and how they can prepare you to safeguard public health in large-scale humanitarian and disaster relief settings around the world.

You'll have the chance to hear from one of our admissions officers and the Program Director, Paul Spiegel, MD, who will provide you with details about the program’s curriculum, admissions process and tuition and scholarship information. They will also answer any questions you may have and tell you what to expect from these flexible, online graduate programs.

We look forward to having you join us!



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.