Master of Applied Science in Population Health Management

Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
2-4 years
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Master of Applied Science in Population Health Management

The health care services delivery landscape is rapidly transforming. New competencies are required to effectively navigate and succeed under value-based reimbursement models and population-oriented health delivery initiatives. This interdisciplinary program provides experienced professionals a comprehensive approach to developing population health management systems and strategies and leading transformation to value-based, population-focused care delivery.

Admission requirements

Prior Work Experience

3+ years of health-related experience

Prior Coursework

Prior quantitative coursework or alternative evidence of quantitative ability 

Standardized Test Scores

Standardized test scores are not required and not reviewed for this program. If you have taken a standardized test such as the GRE, GMAT, or MCAT and want to submit your scores, please note that they will not be used as a metric during the application review. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all required application components.

English Language Proficiency Test

Most international applicants must submit scores of an English language proficiency test. Unless an applicant meets one of the exemption criteria listed below, official English language proficiency test scores less than 2 years old will be required as part of the application. To fulfill this requirement, the Bloomberg School will accept scores from the following tests. Please contact Admissions Services if you have questions about acceptable test scores. We do not accept the TOEFL Essentials or TOEFL IPT.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the school website.

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Program content

Year 1


  • Introduction to Online Learning
  • Academic and Research Ethics
  • Essentials of Population Health Management
  • Principles and Applications of Advanced Payment Models in Population Health Management


  • Collective Impact: Developing and Leading Community Partnerships to Improve Population Health
  • Applications in Accountable Care: Assessing Quality and Effectiveness of Population Health Initiatives


  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Population and Consumer Health Informatics


  • Statistical Concepts in Public Health 1
  • Managing Health Across the Continuum: Contemporary Models and Applications of Care Coordination and Management

Year 2


  • Applied Concepts and Foundations of High Performance for Population Health
  • Health Behavior: Improving Health Through Health Education/Promotion


  • Organizing for Public Health: A Systems Approach
  • Behavioral Economics and Risk: Value-Based Payment Methods and Incentives


  • The Built Environment: Influences and Challenges to Improving Population Health
  • Value-based Concepts of Socially-Responsible Leadership


  • Integrative Activity
  • Social & Cultural Basis for Community and Primary Health Programs

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the school website for more information

Program delivery

  • Ensure all tools and applications are properly installed
  • Troubleshoot any component that may not work properly
  • Experience the online tools for peer-to-peer and instructor communication
  • Become familiar with the coursework structure and learning management system

The course takes between 1-4 hours to complete, depending on your skills working online. With the notable exception of one LiveTalk, you can do the class work on your own schedule.


Tuition fee: $1,270 per credit


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, students should be able to:

  1. Apply the essentials of public health practice to identifying determinants of population health that impact health outcomes in a community and design low cost interventions;
  2. Apply leadership in the formation and management of health systems organizations that consist of, and rely upon, diverse stakeholders in the organization and delivery of community-based systems of care;
  3. Communicate effectively to constituencies both within and outside of the health system;
  4. Articulate and apply frameworks for collecting, analyzing and using data to inform decisions, facilitate care coordination and improve health outcomes of targeted populations within and outside the health system;
  5. Support state and local public health agency efforts in assessing health needs, quality of services and strategies for health services research.
  6. Evaluate payment systems and risk mitigation strategies and develop new structures to function under evolving value-based payment models emphasizing low cost, high quality care;
  7. Describe new methods for assessing the health needs of a population, working with stakeholders to establish meaningful targets and applying scientific frameworks for measuring and reporting progress;
  8. Apply social and behavioral constructs to develop and enhance community engagement and involvement to improve health;
  9. Engage in a population health practicum designed to allow the student to work on a project to integrate clinical care and public health practice around an identified community need.

Career paths

The concepts of population health management appeal to, and could benefit, a wide range of organizations including:

  • Life sciences, biotechnology companies
  • Medical device companies
  • Health IT startups
  • Health insurance companies
  • Genomics and bioinformatics companies
  • Non governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Healthcare delivery organizations

The concepts of population health management appeal to, and could benefit, a wide range of busy health care professionals, including:

  • Health Care and Nursing Administrators
  • Health Educators
  • Health Care Finance Professionals
  • Physicians and Physician Executives
  • Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants
  • Pharmacists Social and Community Service Professionals
  • Physician Practice Professionals
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Professionals
  • Health Information and Knowledge Management Professionals
  • Health Business Intelligence and Analytics Professionals
  • Health Business Operations and Strategy Professionals
  • Health Regulatory Affairs and Legal Compliance Professionals
  • Health Communications and Social Marketing Professionals
  • Health Change Management and Learning Professionals

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Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health

615 N. Wolfe Street
21205 Baltimore MD

Phone no: +1 844-379-1319

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