Saint Louis University

Master of Public Health in Health Management and Policy

The Master of Public Health in Health Management and Policy prepares students to formulate, lead and manage solutions for the complex issues facing the health care system

Keith Elder, Ph.D, MPH, MPA, discusses Health Management and Policy at SLU 

Students who graduate with this degree are well-prepared for professional roles as managers of health care organizations or analysts for public or private organizations that assist in the delivery, financing or assessment of health care services.

Joint Concentration Option
Students can combine two concentrations, allowing them to expand their knowledge in both areas. The joint concentration option for Health Management and Policy is:

Dual Degree option

Career Opportunities
SLU graduates are employed all over the nation and internationally in a wide variety of settings and positions. Some of the career paths in health management and policy include:

  • Health Policy Consultant
  • Manager in non-government organizations (NGO)
  • Health Care Manager or Administrator
  • Government Relations/Advocacy Specialist
  • Research Policy Analyst
  • Health Care Analyst

Faculty and Research
Classes for the health management major are taught by the same faculty as SLU's Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, which ranks in the top ten nationally among graduate programs in health care management according to U.S. News & World Report. Our faculty have active research in areas such as:

  • Health Disparities
  • Minority Men's Health
  • Chronic Disease Management

Admission Requirements
The field of public health and health management and policy needs people with all types of backgrounds and skill sets, so most undergraduate degrees or their equivalents are sufficient for pursuing an MPH in health management and policy.

MPH-HMP Curriculum
Students in joint concentrations will have a curriculum that varies from the one below.

MPH Core Curriculum

  • Behavioral Science and Public Health 

  • Principles of Biostatistics

  • Environmental and Occupational Health

  • Principles of Epidemiology

  • Mission and Practice of Global Public Health

  • Ethical Issues in Public Health 

  • Managerial Aspects of Public Health Practice or Management of Health Care Organizations

  • Internship/Practice Experience 

  • Special Study for Examinations

Concentration Curriculum

  • Economic Evaluation

  • Government Financing of Health Care

  • Health Economics

  • Health Policy 

  • Health Policy and Law
  • Health Care Organization

  • Concentration Electives

  • Capstone Seminar in Health Management and Policy

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