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.
Master of Applied Science Programs
An online, part-time degree focusing on mobilizing and involving communities in primary health programs with a focus on underserved populations in low- and middle-income country settings.
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.
OPAL PROGRAM EVENTS
Join us on Thursday April 23rd for a live Virtual Open House. We’ll be discussing our online Master of Applied Science (MAS) Programs in Global Health Planning and Management, and Community-based Primary Health Care, and the Graduate 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 23, 2020
- Time: 6:00-7:00 PM EDT
- To register for the event, click here.
Live Virtual Open House events were held for our programs in March 2020 and fall 2019. Please click the links below to view recordings of these sessions:
- Certificate and MAS Programs in Spatial Analysis for Public Health
- Certificate and MAS Programs in Population Health Management
- MAS in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality
- MAS in Humanitarian Health (March 2020, audio issues in first half of recording)
- MAS in Humanitarian Health (November 2019)
- Certificate in Global Tobacco Control
- Certificate and MAS Programs in Global Health
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
Provides administrative support to OPAL students and faculty.
- Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
- Email: OPAL-Office@jhu.edu
- Phone: (443) 287-3082
If you are ready to apply to one of the OPAL MAS or Certificate programs now, click here!