Graduate Programs in Global Health


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Gain the skills to change lives globally with the No. 1 School of Public Health. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offers online master’s and graduate certificate options for a wide range of public health professionals seeking additional training within the global health field to expand their expertise. Our programs are geared towards early- to mid-career health professionals in the public, private and NGO sectors who are currently practicing or planning to practice in low- and middle-income countries.

Our programs prepare students from diverse personal and professional backgrounds to organize, lead and support effective global health practice initiatives. These programs also allow working professionals to maintain their current jobs, while expanding their public health expertise. Choose from the Master of Applied Science in Global Health Planning and Management, Master of Applied Science in Community-Based Primary Health Care Programs in Global Health, or a Graduate Certificate in Global Health Practice.


The online Graduate Programs in Global Health prepare students to manage health initiatives in a range of public health-focused organizations around the world, including:

  • Development agencies, such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Entities operating in low- and middle-income countries, such as government organizations, hospital and healthcare facilities, military branches, NGOs, and primary and secondary care clinics
  • Global health agencies, such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO)


The online Graduate Programs in Global Health equip students with the necessary skills to develop sustainable solutions that transcend borders and advance health initiatives throughout the world. Our programs harness the expertise of renowned faculty who are experts in their fields, to offer three flexible, online program options for professionals seeking to expand their expertise in the field of global health. Choose the educational path that’s right for you.

The Certificate in Global Health Practice provides a core introduction to the issues and opportunities facing future leaders of global health. Both master’s programs build upon the certificate’s curriculum, with the Master’s in Global Health Planning and Management geared towards students pursuing a future in administration and the Master's in Community-Based Primary Health Care Programs in Global Health focused on those who wish to work directly in the field.

12-24 Months

Certificate completion in 1 academic year
Master's completion in 2 academic years


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as the No. 1 School of Public Health

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Convenient part-time,
online classes for busy schedules

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