SPH offers its first fully online master's degree

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will offer its first wholly online, part-time master's degree program beginning this fall.

The Master of Applied Science in Spatial Analysis for Public Health is a completely new degree and is designed to meet the growing need for trained experts in this burgeoning field. From identifying cancer clusters to tracking the potential spread of the Zika virus, the science of spatial analysis allows researchers to examine the role of geography in public health and use it to interpret public health data.

The degree provides students with foundational knowledge and skills in epidemiology and biostatistics. It will teach participants to effectively collect, map, integrate, and interpret geographical information to answer crucial questions and test and refine hypotheses in the public health sector.

The fully online program can be completed in as few as 24 months, and the degree will not be offered at the Bloomberg School's Baltimore campus. Applicants are not required to have work experience or prior study in spatial analysis. The program is also ideal for professionals working in related fields looking to further develop their skills and careers.

The courses are covered for JHU employees by the standard university tuition remission policies.

To learn more, go to the Master of Applied Science in Spatial Analysis for Public Health website.