The Master of Public Health in Health Management and Policy program combines training in public health with training in health management and policy to prepare current and future public health leaders for careers in health systems, government, research, advocacy and health-related community-based organizations. The goal of the Health Management and Policy program is to develop and strengthen the knowledge and practice of the delivery, management, and governance of health-related services to improve the public’s health.
The Health Management and Policy curriculum integrates the core concepts of public health with specific instruction in management, finance, strategy, policy, economics and ethics. The program prepares students to exercise effective policy and administrative leadership at all levels within the organizations and systems that support the public’s health.
Students can complete the program in a dual degree format with the Master of Social Work. Other dual degree options require the approval of directors from both programs. Students must be admitted to both programs.
Students graduating from this track will be able to:
|Year||Upon Graduation||Within 3 Mos.||Within 4 to 6 Mos.||Within 7 to 12 Mos.||2014 (n=20)||70%||90%||95%||100%|
*Data based on self-reported survey responses.
|Setting||2014 Alumni||2013 Alumni||2012 Alumni||(F/W of AY14-15)|
|Hospital or health system||2||2||3|
|Comm hlth cntr or ambul setting||6||0||2|
|Consultant (firm or self-empl)||0||1||2|
|Public health dept. (county)||0||0||0|
|Other govt agency (local, state, fed)||3||3||2|
|Comm-based, non-profit hlth/soc srvs org||5||3||0|
|Behavioral, oral, LTC or Other hlth srvs||1||1||1|
|For-profit tech, pharma, other org.||0||0||1|
|Clinical or post-grad education||0||0||0|
|Employed outside the hlthcare sector/other||3||0||1|