MPH HEALTH POLICY AND LEADERSHIP
The MPH in Health Policy and Leadership is designed to strengthen analytical skills in the field of health policy. This program is intended for individuals with a strong desire to engage in the field of health policy both nationally and internationally. Students are encouraged to critically think through policies that will improve overall health outcomes of communities. The School accepts students who are professionals in the field as well as those who are joining the program without experience in health policy.
Upon completion of this degree, the graduate should be able to:
- Describe the policy process for improving the health status of populations.
- Produce health policy communications to appropriate stakeholders.
- Demonstrate leadership in health policy and advocacy for public health issues.
- Identify issues that influence access to care, including health services to special populations.
- Apply systems thinking to current challenges in the health system.
- Apply the principles of strategic planning to make recommendations for organizational and community health initiatives.
- Understand the principles of finance and economics.
The curriculum for the MPH in Health Policy and Leadership is available in two tracks. Track I is an
on-campus program where students can benefit from the small professor to student ratios. On completion of the program, graduates have a number of employment prospects with county and government organizations, in health systems, and in business and educational settings. Recently, US News and World and Report ranked Health Policy Specialists as one of the best careers in 2009*.
Public health core courses
- ENVH 509 Principles of Environmental Health
- EPDM 509 Principles of Epidemiology I
- HADM 509 Principles of Health Policy and Management
- HPRO 509 Principles of Health Behavior
- RELE 534 Ethical Issues in Public Health
- PHCJ 605 Overview of Public Health
- STAT 509/521 General Statistics/Biostatistics
- HPRO 536 Program Planning & Evaluation
- GLBH 524 Health Disparities/At-Risk Populations
- NUTR 505 Public Health Biology
- PHCJ 675 Integrated Public Health Capstone
Health policy and leadership core courses
- HADM 501 Seminar in Health Policy
- HADM 510 Health Policy Analysis and Synthesis
- HADM 529 Health Care Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
- HADM 536 Health Policy Communications
- HADM 532 Public Health Law
- HADM 545 Government Policy and Health Disparities
- HADM 580 Foundations of Leadership
- HADM 797 MPH Field Practicum
- Selectives (Choose 1 of the 2 courses
- HADM 514 Health Care Economic Policy
- HADM 516 International Economic Policy
- Electives (3 units)
- HADM 506 Fundamentals of Health Care Finance
- HADM 555 Health Care Delivery Systems
- HADM 604 Health Systems Strategic Planning
TOTAL UNITS 57
Degree admission requirements
Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and have an acceptable GRE or GMAT score are eligible to apply
* US News and World and Report, December 11, 2008
Contact Information - Health Policy & Management
Phone: (800) 422-4558, option 5 or (909) 558-4573