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Online Programs for Applied Learning

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offers fully online, part-time master’s degree and certificate programs, designed for working professionals.

Our Online Programs for Applied Learning (OPAL) focus on emergent industry sectors that have a resounding need for highly skilled professionals. All of our programs admit and enroll new cohorts once per year, each fall.


Master of Applied Science Programs

Population Health Management

A fully online, part-time interdisciplinary degree focusing on developing population health management systems and leading transformation to value-based, population-focused care delivery.

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Spatial Analysis for Public Health

A fully online, part-time degree focusing on how to effectively collect, map and interpret geographic information.

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Community-based Primary Health Care Programs in Global Health   

Please note that we are not currently accepting applications to this program.

 

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Global Health Planning and Management   

Please note that we are not currently accepting applications to this program.

 

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Humanitarian Health   

Please note that we are not currently accepting applications to this program.

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Certificate Programs

Global Health Practice

The certificate program in Global Health Practice is geared towards early-to mid-career health professionals in the public, private, and NGO sectors. It gives an overview of health systems, epidemiology/disease control, maternal and child health, etc.

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Global Tobacco Control

The certificate in Global Tobacco Control designed for research scientists and public health professionals that equips them develop and effectively communicate tobacco control policy development and implementation.

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Population Health Management

The Certificate in Population Health Management prepares students to examine and respond to both challenges and opportunities to improve health within and across populations.

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Spatial Analysis for Public Health

The certificate program in Spatial Analysis for Public Health introduces and reinforces a unifying comprehensive spatial science paradigm, to include components of Spatial Data, GIS, and Spatial Statistics.

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Key Benefits of Online Programs for Applied Learning (OPAL)

  • Offered by the No. 1 school of public health in the country
  • Led by renowned experts who are shaping the field through research and application
  • Online delivery gives flexibility and accessibility to students around the world
  • Adds to your current experience to take your career to the next level
  • Competitive price point for tuition

The OPAL portfolio of degree and certificate programs are appealing to professionals with backgrounds in a broad range of public health and health-related fields. For detailed admissions requirements for each program, including any minimum length of work experience, please visit our OPAL Admissions page.


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OPAL PROGRAM EVENTS

Global Tobacco Control

Join us on Tuesday March 23 for a live Virtual Open House. We’ll be discussing our online post-baccalaureate Certificate in Global Tobacco Control.

You'll have the chance to hear from one of our admissions officers and the Program Director, Joanna Cohen, PhD, who will provide you with details about the program curricula, admissions process and tuition and scholarship information. They will also answer any questions you may have and tell you what to expect from this flexible, online graduate program.

  • Date: March 23, 2021
  • Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
  • To register for the event, click here.

 

Population Health Management

Join us on Wednesday March 24 for a live Virtual Open House. We’ll be discussing our online Master of Applied Science (MAS) Programs in Population Health Management, and the post-baccalaureate Certificate in Population Health Management.

You'll have the chance to hear from one of our admissions officers and the Program Director, Mark Bittle, DrPH, who will provide you with details about the program curricula, 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.

  • Date: March 24, 2021
  • Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
  • To register for the event, click here.

 

Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Join us on Monday March 29 for a live Virtual Open House. We’ll be discussing our online Master of Applied Science (MAS) Programs in Spatial Analysis for Public Health, and the post-baccalaureate Certificate in Spatial Analysis for Public Health.

You'll have the chance to hear from one of our admissions officers and the Program Director, Frank Curriero, PhD, who will provide you with details about the program curricula, 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.

  • Date: March 29, 2021
  • Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
  • To register for the event, click here.

 

Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality

Join us on Wednesday March 31 for a live Virtual Open House. We’ll be discussing our online Master of Applied Science (MAS) Programs in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality.

You'll have the chance to hear from one of our admissions officers and the Program Director, Albert Wu, MD, who will provide you with details about the program curricula, 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.

  • Date: March 31, 2021
  • Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
  • To register for the event, click here.

 

Certificate in Global Health Practice

Join us on Thursday April 1 a live Virtual Open House. We’ll be discussing our online post-baccalaureate Certificate in Global Health Practice.

You'll have the chance to hear from one of our admissions officers and the Program Director, William Brieger, DrPH, who will provide you with details about the program curricula, 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.

  • Date: April 1, 2021
  • Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
  • To register for the event, click here.

 

 

Live Virtual Open House events were held for our programs in October and November 2020. Please click the links below to view recordings of these sessions.  

    Please contact us at JHSPH.Applied-Learning@jhu.edu if you have any questions about these events.

 


Public Health in Action

In May 2016, the JHSPH convocation speaker was Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician in Flint, MI who was at the center of the lead water contamination investigation. In her speech, she discussed the importance of effectively utilizing research and analytical tools, to address public health questions and crises. You can watch a portion of her speech by clicking the image below.

 


Get In Touch

We're happy to help as you plan this important phase of your education. Request more information or call us at 844-379-1319 to speak with an admissions officer. You can also reach us via email at JHSPH.Applied-Learning@jhu.edu.

 

OPAL Program Office

Director, Online Programs for Applied Learning 
Elizabeth Topper Golub, PhD, MEd, MPH
Responsible for the management and oversight of all OPAL academic programs.

Academic Program Manager
Christina Potter, MBA
Oversees operations of academic programs in OPAL. Liaison between students, faculty, and administrative offices.

Academic Program Coordinator
Natalya Clark
Provides administrative support to OPAL students and faculty.

 

If you are ready to apply to one of the OPAL MAS or Certificate programs now, click here!