Students in the Health Management and Policy track work to address the complex issues presented by today’s dynamic healthcare sector. Students prepare to face the cost, access and quality challenges of the healthcare system, incorporating concepts and competencies from areas such as management, policy analysis and finance.
The rapid changes occurring in both the private and public sectors of healthcare have continued to support a need for qualified professionals to manage complex institutions, organizations and delivery systems. Administrative opportunities exist in hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, home-health agencies, insurance companies, managed care organizations, government agencies, consulting firms, professional organizations and international agencies.
The educational program includes 43 total credit hours where classes are taught in three terms per year (fall, spring, summer). Full-time students can complete this program in two years. Part-time students are required to complete the degree within 6 years of their start date. All students are paired with an academic adviser.
Classes are taught online and on campus in the evenings to accommodate working professionals. There may be unforeseen circumstances such as low registration numbers and COVID-19 where residential (on campus) delivery mode sections will be moved into an online delivery mode section.
There are no prerequisite courses for the Health Management and Policy Track. However, introductory courses in accounting and finance, macroeconomics and business finance may provide useful preparation for the courses included in the track.
Full-Time Course Sequence
|Fall Term | 10 Credits|
|MPH 600||Introduction to Public Health||1 Credit|
|MPH 611||Social and Behavioral Sciences for Public Health||3 Credits|
|MPH 612||Statistical Reasoning for Public Health||3 Credits|
|MPH 620||Public Health Administration and Management||3 Credits|
|Spring Term | 9 Credits|
|MPH 614||Principles of Epidemiology||3 Credits|
|MPH 779||Introduction to Research Methods||3 Credits|
|Summer Term | 6 Credits|
|MPH 721||Healthcare Strategy||3 Credits|
|MPH 733||Financing Healthcare||3 Credits|
|Fall Term | 9 Credits|
|MPH 723||Policy & Politics of Health||3 Credits|
|MPH 727||Organizational Management||3 Credits|
|Spring Term | 9 Credits|
|MPH 613||Principles of Environmental Health Science||3 Credits|
|MPH 736||Conflict Analysis & Negotiations||3 Credits|
|MPH 750||Community Practicum||3 Credits|
|*Electives - Spring|
|MPH 632||Health Law and Ethics||3 Credits|
|MPH 626||Effective Information Technology for Health Care Organizations||3 Credits|
|MPH 627||Data Visualization||3 Credits|
|*Electives - Fall|
|MPH 772||International Health Exchange Program||3 Credits|
|MPH 690||Leadership: Theories, Skills and Applications||3 Credits|
|*Other courses approved by faculty adviser|
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