MPH in Health Policy & Management prepares students to plan and manage public health programs in a variety of urban settings; analyze the impact of health and non-health policies on population health; and advocate for policies that promote the health of urban populations. It emphasizes intersectoral approaches to policy and management in urban settings and the economic dimensions of health policy. Graduates work in health and other settings as managers, policy analysts or policy advocates. Credits: 45

Graduates plan and manage public health programs, analyze the impact of policies on population health, and design and advocate for policies that promote the health of populations.

 

Admissions Information:

Admission Requirements

for all MPH specializations

  • Completed SOPHAS application
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university with GPA (overall and major) of at least 3.0 preferred
  • Personal statement/statement of purpose (recommended length is 500 words)
  • Background in the field: at least one year of experience in public health or related field
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation, also known as evaluations – for your application to be deemed complete, SOPHAS requires 3 evaluations.
  • TOEFL scores are required if language of instruction for prior degrees was not English
  • Transcript evaluation from WES or ECE for foreign transcripts
Additional Admission Requirements Preferred but not required: three undergraduate courses (9 credits) in one or more of the following disciplines: Economics, Accounting, Business Administration, Public Policy, Urban Affairs, Political Science, Management or Sociology.
Apply All degree-seeking students must complete the SOPHAS application.

DEADLINES
Spring Semester: December 15, 2017
Fall Semester:  March 1, 2018

 

Competencies

  • Apply relevant theoretical/conceptual models and leadership principles to developing health policy and administrating health programs
  • Evaluate public health programs and health policies and apply evaluation results to their improvement
  • Identify and discuss the partnership and collaborative skills needed to develop effective public health programs and policies
  • Analyze and critically evaluate theoretical and conceptual models used to describe the U.S. health care system and the delivery of health care
  • Apply strategies for advocating for effective public health policies and programs
  • Identify and analyze the legal, economic, ethical and health bases and implications of public health policies that affect urban populations
  • Identify non-public health policies and describe how they can mitigate or exacerbate health disparities and influence the health of urban populations
  • Apply economic concepts and theories to the analysis of health care policy and management issues that inform decision-making and policy development

 

Curriculum

Core Coursework (15 credits) BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Society & Behavioral Health
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
Required Coursework (15 credits) HPAM 620 Public Health Management
HPAM 622 Public Health and Health Care Law
HPAM 623 Comparative Analysis of Urban Health Care Systems or HPAM 624 Public Health Advocacy
HPAM 625 Public Health Policy Analysis
HPAM 621 Health Economics
Elective Coursework (9 credits) Three (3) electives chosen in consultation with academic advisor
Practice Experience (3 credits) PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork
Culminating Experience (3 credits) PUBH 698 Capstone Project
Total Credits Required for MPH 45

 

Recommended Course Sequences

For students beginning their program during the fall semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Fall HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management 3
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Society & Behavioral Health 3
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
Year 1 Spring BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
HPAM 621 Health Economics 3
HPAM 620 Public Health Management 3
Year 1 Summer PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork                                         3
Year 2 Fall Elective I 3
HPAM 622 Public Health and Health Care Law 3
HPAM 623 Comparative Analyses of Urban Health Care Systems or HPAM 624 Public Health Advocacy 3
HPAM 625  Public Health Policy Analysis 3
Year 2 Spring Elective II 3
Elective III 3
PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3

 

For students beginning their program during the spring semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Spring HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management 3
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Society & Behavioral Health 3
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
Year 1 Fall EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
HPAM 622 Public Health and Health Care Law 3
Elective I 3
Elective II 3
Year 2 Spring HPAM 620 Public Health Management 3
HPAM 621 Health Economics 3
Elective III 3
Year 2 Summer PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork                                         3
Year 2 Fall HPAM 623 Comparative Analyses of Urban Health Care Systems or HPAM 624 Public Health Advocacy 3
HPAM 625  Public Health Policy Analysis 3
PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3