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MPH in Health Systems Management

This program is only open to MD/MPH combined degree students.

The Health Systems Management program prepares future managers and leaders who will improve the healthcare delivery services in diverse organizational settings worldwide. Students learn the fundamental areas of management of health services through coursework and practicum experience, preparing them for entry-level managerial roles in healthcare settings. Taking a systems approach, courses emphasize active management in planning, financing, implementing, evaluating, and maintaining complex systems.

Admission Requirements

Students applying to the Master of Public Health in Health Systems Management program must meet the school's general admission requirements and submit materials per the application requirements.

Degree Program Requirements (prior to entry Fall 2018)

The MPH degree in Health Systems Management requires a total of 45 credits that includes:

SPHTM - Core Courses (15 Credits)

  • BIOS 6030 Introductory Biostatistics (3)
  • EPID 6030 Epidemiological Methods 1 (3)
  • GCHB 6030 Social and behavioral aspects of global health (3)
  • GEHS 6030 Survey of Environmental Health (3)
  • HPAM 6030 Health Systems, Management and Policy (3)

MPH in Health Systems Management - Required Courses (17 Credits)

  • HPAM​​​​​​​ 6140 Leadership for Clinical Improvement (3)
  • HPAM​​​​​​​ 6170 Quality Management in Healthcare (3)
  • HPAM​​​​​​​ 6380 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • HPAM​​​​​​​ 6450 Health Economics (3)
  • HPAM​​​​​​​ 6540 Managerial Accounting for Healthcare Managers (2)
  • HPAM​​​​​​​ 6780 Information Systems (3)

Elective Courses (13 credits)

Selected from courses offered within the department, school, or university in consultation with an academic advisor.

Practicum (SPHL 9980)

All Health System Management students complete a 250 hour practicum to gain practical experience. The practicum is usually completed after core courses are completed.

Culminating Experience (SPHL 7950)

Students in the MPH in Health Systems Management conduct a public health analysis.

Contact Us

Department Chair: Mark Diana, PhD

Program Director: Joni Steinberg, PhD

Department Administrator: Alison Rinehart

Email: hpam@tulane.edu

Phone: (504) 988-5428

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