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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hear From Our Alumni
Virtual Open House events were held for our programs in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. 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
- Certificate in Global Tobacco Control
- Certificate in Global Health Practice
Questions about the programs? We're happy to help.
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.
We're happy to help as you plan this important phase of your education.
OPAL Program Office
Senior Lecturer, and Director, Online Programs for Applied Learning
Elizabeth F. Topper, PhD, MEd, MPH
Responsible for the management and oversight of all OPAL academic programs.
Academic Program Manager
Christina Potter, MBA
Oversees administrative operations of academic programs in OPAL. Liaison between students, faculty, and administrative offices.
Sr. Academic Program Coordinator
Ashley Conroy-Tabrizi, MAT
Assists with day-to-day administrative operations of the OPAL Office, and 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