MPH Health Management & Policy

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The health management and policy concentration is designed to prepare students with competencies needed for careers in policy development, policy analysis and health management. The curriculum addresses health systems, quantitative methods, health economics and finance, managed care, private and public sector management, state and national policy, and health law. The concentration provides instruction in professional competencies commonly found in schools of public policy, public administration, and business management.

By the conclusion of the MPH program, a student in health management and policy will be able to:

  • Identify the main components and issues of the organization, financing and delivery of health services and public health systems in the U.S.;
  • Describe the legal and ethical bases for public health and health services;
  • Discuss the policy process for improving the health status of populations;
  • Apply the principles of program planning, development, budgeting, management and evaluation in organizational and community initiatives;
  • Apply quality and performance improvement concepts to address organizational performance issues;

2014-2015 Curriculum (48 SCH)

Core MPH Competencies

Core Courses: 15 SCH 
BACH 5300 Theoretical Foundations of Individual & Community Health (3 SCH)
BIOS 5300 Principles of Biostatistics (3 SCH)
EOHS 5300 Environmental Determinants of Health (3 SCH)
EPID 5300 Principles of Epidemiology (3 SCH)
HMAP 5300 Introduction to Health Management & Policy (3 SCH)

Concentration Required Courses: 19.5 SCH
HMAP 5312 Health Politics and Policy (3 SCH)
HMAP 5320 Health Services Management (3 SCH)
HMAP 5326 Public Health Program Planning & Evaluation (3 SCH)
HMAP 5330 Health Finance 1 (3 SCH)
HMAP 5340 Public Health Law (3 SCH)
HMAP 5350 Health Economics (3 SCH)
PHED 5197 Professional and Academic Development (1.5 SCH)

Practice Experience: 1.5 SCH
HMAP 5297 Public Health Practice Experience (1.5 SCH)

Elective Courses: 12 SCH 

Culminating Experience: 0 SCH 
PHED 5000 Certified in Public Health Examination (0 SCH)
HMAP 5001 MPH Comprehensive Examination (0 SCH) 

Course Descriptions

Sequence of Coursework 


The Master of Public Health degree program prepares students to address the following core competencies while advancing their knowledge of public health:

  • Public Health Knowledge & Skills-The MPH student will apply basic knowledge and skills of the core public health sciences that include: biostatistics, epidemiology, health management and policy, behavioral and community health, and environmental and occupational health, to the prevention of illness and injury and the promotion of population health.
  • Integration of Theory and Practice-The MPH student will demonstrate the effective integration of theory and practice related to public health issues that affect diverse populations, through a thesis or comprehensive examination and a practice experience. 
  • Communication and Informatics-The MPH student will gather, organize, and manage data and information effectively to address public health issues through oral and written communications to diverse professionals and lay audiences.
  • Diversity and Culture-The MPH student will demonstrate the ability to interact with both diverse individuals and communities to produce or impact an intended public health outcome.
  • Professionalism-The MPH student will apply ethical principles to the practice of public health in a variety of settings, demonstrating personal integrity while embracing diverse communities. 

This page last updated 03rd Sep 2014