About Health Policy & Management

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The study of health policy and management introduces the student to the main components and issues of the organization, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems.

Students concentrating in policy will gain a broader understanding of the policy process for improving the health status of populations, and graduates will be able to apply the principles of program planning, development, and evaluation to organizational and community initiatives.

Students concentrating in management will gain a broader understanding of financial, management, and organizational skills which will provide them with the expertise needed to take on leadership roles in the workplace.

Career Opportunities

Individuals who complete a degree in the policy track will typically work in a government or non-profit health care agency and hold positions as policy analysts, evaluators, or health services researchers. Individuals who complete a degree in the management track will typically work in public or private healthcare organizations as healthcare consultants, administrators, or managers.

Degree Programs
 

  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
  • Doctorate of Public Health (Dr.P.H.)