Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
2/22/2016Johns Hopkins University
Proposal
MASSpatial Analysis for Public Health4/22/2016Approved6/14/2016
Spatial Analysis for Public Health Program Description
The MAS in Spatial Analysis for Public Health at Johns Hopkins University is designed to prepare students for positions that utilize spatial data to address public health problems.  The curriculum includes: training in epidemiology and biostatistics; practical skills via professional development workshops; and spatial analysis training utilizing a comprehensive spatial science paradigm.  The program follow’s the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Spatial Science paradigm, which includes three components: (i) spatial data, i.e., collecting, creating, and obtaining spatial data; (ii) Geographic Information Systems, which refers to software for spatial data manipulation, integration, and mapping, and (iii) spatial statistics, which are tools to statistically analyze spatial data.