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Health Policy and Management

The goal of the MPH Concentration in Health Policy and Management is to prepare students to be leaders in social and health policy locally and globally. It is imperative that those who will develop and implement policy change understand how our social and health services systems came to be; how they currently operate and function; and how to identify and implement evidence-informed and community-engaged solutions to promote our nation’s health. To do this, the Health Policy and Management Concentration equips students with the skills required to plan, implement, and evaluate the policy and management strategies required to advance the health of all communities. Through courses like Access, Cost, and Quality of Care, Advocacy and Politics, Policies in Maternal and Child Health, and Health Management Concepts, we offer students a sweeping view of the contours of the American (and global) social and healthcare policy landscape, reveal some of the most deep-seated problems, and empower the next generation of health policy leaders to enact change. 

Requirements

Health Policy and Management Concentration Core Requirements

All students enrolling in the Health Policy and Management Concentration in or after Summer 2022 must complete the following Concentration core requirements below.

Course Number Course Title Credits Pre-requisite Courses
HPMG 5202 Healthcare Advocacy and Politics 3 HPMG 5206
HPMG 5203 Healthcare Management Concepts 3 HPMG 5206
HPMG 5204 Access, Cost, and Quality of Care 3 HPMG 5206
HPMG 5208 Health Services Research Design and Methods 3 HPMG 5206
    Total
12
 

All students who are enrolled in the Health Policy and Management Concentration prior to Summer 2022 must complete the concentration core requirements listed below.

Course Number Course Title Credits Pre-requisite Courses
HPMG 5202 Healthcare Advocacy and Politics 3 HPMG 5206
HPMG 5203 Healthcare Management Concepts 3 HPMG 5206
HPMG 5204 Access, Cost, and Quality of Care 3 HPMG 5206
HPMG 5207 Principles in Hospital Management 3 HPMG 5206
    Total
12
 

Health Policy and Management Concentration Electives

Students who enrolled prior to Fall 2019 can choose 4 elective courses from the list below. All others choose 3. Students may also opt to choose courses from other departments to satisfy the elective requirements.

Course Number Course Title Credits Pre-requisite Courses
HPMG 5306

Policy Studies in Urban and Immigrant Health

3  
HPMG 5307 Global Issues in Maternal and Child Health Policy 3 HPMG 5206
HPMG 5308 Public Health Law and Bioethics 3  
HPMG 5309 Policy Issues in Mental Illness 3  
HPMG 5311 International Healthcare Systems 3  
HPMG 5313 Healthcare Disparities and Disabilities in the US 3  
HPMG 5315 Legal Issues in Aging and Health 3