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Master of Applied Science in Humanitarian Health

Format

Fully Online, Part time


Length

2 ‒ 4 years


Credits required

49.5

The OPAL Scholarship

All students will be awarded
$446 per credit.

Approximate tuition after scholarship: $716/credit*

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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.  View the curriculum.

Advantages of this fully online graduate program:

  • Led by renowned experts who are shaping the field through research and application
  • Online delivery gives flexibility and accessibility to students around the world
  • Competitive price point for tuition

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.

What is HUMANITARIAN AID AND DISASTER RELIEF?

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.

WHAT CAN THIS DEGREE DO FOR YOU?

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.

CAREERS

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

 

Virtual Open House

We host Live Virtual Open Houses for the MAS and Certificate programs in Applied Science in Humanitarian Health throughout the year.


Look here for announcements and details on future events.

 

Get In Touch

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: egolub@jhu.edu 
    Phone: (410) 502-2502
  • Paul Spiegel, MD
    Director, MAS program in Humanitarian Health
    Email: pbspiegel@jhu.edu  
    Phone: (410) 955-4059

Admissions Requirements

OPAL Programs are designed for working professionals. Find out how to apply, and expand your knowledge and career potential in one of these emerging industry sectors.

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Fall 2020 Deadlines

  • APRIL 15, 2020
    PRIORITY DEADLINE
  • JUNE 1, 2020
    FINAL DEADLINE

Final deadline; applications open on a space available basis April 16 - June 1, 2020.

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* Total tuition using rates for the 2019-2020 academic year, inclusive of the OPAL Scholarship.