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ACADEMICS

Online Programs for Applied Learning

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. These fully online, part-time master’s degree and certificate programs are designed for working professionals.

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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MAS in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality

A fully online, part-time interdisciplinary degree from three of JHU’s schools and the Armstrong Institute. Focusing on evidence-based protocols that reduce preventable patient harm and improve clinical outcomes.

MAS in 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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MAS in Spatial Analysis for Public Health

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

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.

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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OPAL Program Events

Population Health Management

Please join us on November 10 for a Live Virtual Open House. We’ll be discussing our Master of Applied Science in Population Health Management and Certificate in Population Health Management. You’ll have the chance to hear from one of our admissions officers and our program director, Mark Bittle, DrPH, MBA, FACHE, who will provide you with details about the program’s curriculum, admissions process and tuition. They will also answer any questions you may have about the degree and tell you what to expect from these flexible, online graduate programs.

Date: Wednesday, November 10
Time: 12:00 PM EST
To register for the event, click here.

 

Global Health Practice

Please join us on November 11 for a Live Virtual Open House. We’ll be discussing our Certificate in Global Health Practice. You’ll have the chance to hear from one of our admissions officers and our program director, William Brieger, DrPH, who will provide you with details about the program’s curriculum, admissions process and tuition. They will also answer any questions you may have about the degree and tell you what to expect from this flexible, online certificate program.

Date: Thursday, November 11
Time: 12:00 PM EST
To register for the event, click here.

 

Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality

Please join us on November 17 for a Live Virtual Open House. We’ll be discussing our Master of Applied Science in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality. You’ll have the chance to hear from one of our admissions officers and our program director, Albert Wu, MD, who will provide you with details about the program’s curriculum, admissions process and tuition. They will also answer any questions you may have about the degree and tell you what to expect from this flexible, online graduate program.

Date: Wednesday, November 17
Time: 12:00 PM EST
To register for the event, click here.

 

Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Please join us on November 18 for a Live Virtual Open House. We’ll be discussing our Master of Applied Science in Spatial Analysis for Public Health and Certificate in Spatial Analysis for Public Health. You’ll have the chance to hear from one of our admissions officers and our program director, Frank Curriero, PhD, along with Associate Scientist Tim Shields, MA, who will provide you with details about the program’s curriculum, admissions process and tuition. They will also answer any questions you may have about the degree and tell you what to expect from these flexible, online graduate programs.

Date: Thursday, November 18
Time: 12:00 PM EST
To register for the event, click here.

 

Additional live Virtual Open House events were held for our programs in March and April 2021. 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

The Bloomberg School May 2016 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.

Contact Us

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.