Master of Science in Health Policy and Management


The 80-credit Master of Science is a 2 year program designed for students who are building professional careers in health-related fields and who aspire to leadership roles. The program emphasizes professional skills and concepts, a solid grounding in the substance of health problems, rigorous quantitative training, and a curriculum that combines professional, academic, and field practice activities.  Acquired knowledge is applied to practical situations through a required summer internship and an applied field research and practice program.

Applicants to SM2 program are expected to have full-time work experience and an academic record, particularly in quantitative and analytical courses, that suggests outstanding potential for leadership in health policy and management. Applicants should have at least two years of relevant postbaccalaureate work experience in a health related field. There are three possible tracks in this degree program, including Management, Policy, or Research.

The 42.5-credit Master of Science is a 1 year program designed for individuals with doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry, or other health-related disciplines who are pursuing research careers and desire intensive exposure and training in analytic and quantitative skills. The program is appropriate for students who plan to pursue academic or research careers in health policy and for students interested in domestic or international research questions.

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