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Master of Applied Science in Global Health Planning and Management


Fully Online, Part time


2 ‒ 4 years

Credits required


The OPAL Scholarship

All students will be awarded
$460 per credit.

Approximate tuition after scholarship: $737/credit*

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A part-time, fully online degree program focusing on the design, delivery, management and evaluation of global development and health initiatives.

The program is offered by the Bloomberg School of Public Health and is geared towards students pursuing a future in administration of non-governmental and governmental agencies in global and national health and social development. Learners will gain knowledge and skills in systems strengthening, management information approaches, and the social, cultural and behavioral aspects of global development program planning.

In addition, learners will explore policy development and advocacy, service delivery, procurement and supply management, and situational analysis. 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


The use of specialized frameworks, tools, and strategies help global health leaders to plan, implement, and evaluate changes in health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). With the Master’s in Global Health Planning and Management, the goal of improving health care for impoverished and underserved communities across the world comes into sharper focus.

Understandings of health systems quality management, collective community health goal organization, policy adoption, and other field-specialized subjects help LMIC healthcare leaders make more informed decisions for the communities they serve.


Early to mid-career professionals can build on their current knowledge with specialized skills, necessary in fulfilling critical leadership roles within global health advocacy and practice.


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


Virtual Open House

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.


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
    Phone: (410) 502-2502
  • William Brieger, DrPH
    Director, Certificate in Global Health Practice, MAS in Global Health Planning and Management and MAS in Community-based Primary Health Care Programs in Global Health
    Phone: (443) 287-4042

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

  • JULY 1, 2020
  • JULY 1, 2020

Deadline for all OPAL Programs is now July 1, 2020 to accommodate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporting docs due July 8.

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Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.

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