The MPH in Health Policy provides students with a foundation in health policy processes, concepts, and issues as well as strong analytical skills to help develop and evaluate health policies. The Health Policy program offers students’ opportunities to tailor their studies in domestic and international health policy, with courses focused on foundations, methods, and a topical area of expertise.
Graduates of the program go on to work in leadership and research in the public or private sector, domestically or internationally. Employment settings include institutions involved in developing policy, evaluating of health programs and projects, or providing goods and services in support of health sector program implementation or development. Entities include both government and non-governmental organizations across a range of disciplines and development paradigms. The MPH in Health Policy can also serve as a strong academic foundation for students who may wish to pursue a doctoral degree in health policy or management.
At the completion of the MPH degree, the student will be able to:
The MPH Degree in Health Policy requires a total of 45 credits that includes:
SPHTM Foundational Requirements (15 Credits)
Program Course Requirements (17 Credits)
Select six credits from following methods courses.
Elective Courses (13 credits)
Electives selected from courses offered within the department, school, or university in consultation with an academic advisor.
Applied Practice Experience (SPHL 9980)
The Applied Practice Experience (APE) (formerly practicum) is a supervised practice experience conducted in an agency or organization external to the university to gain practical experience. The APE allows students to demonstrate attainment of at least five competencies, including at least three from the foundational competencies (CEPH Criterion D2). The APE is conducted after completion of the foundational courses. After identifying the APE setting and defining the competencies, students enter the information into Terra Dotta. An APE report is required that summarizes the field experiences.
Integrated Learning Experience (SPHL 7950)
All students must complete an Integrated Learning Experience (ILE) (formerly culminating experience) that demonstrates the synthesis of foundational and concentration competencies. Students in the MPH in Health Policy conduct a public health analysis.
The MPH degree in Health Policy requires a total of 45 credits that includes:
SPHTM - Core Courses (15 Credits)
MPH in Health Policy - Required Courses (17 Credits)
Select 6 credits from following methods courses.
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 Policy 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 Policy conduct a public health analysis.
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