Master of Public Health in Health Management and Policy
Sample MPH-HMP Curriculum (Minimum 51 credit hours)
Students in joint concentrations or in dual degree programs will have a curriculum that varies from the one below.
MPH Core Curriculum
Exceptions to the MPH Core Curriculum:
HMP.500 Healthcare Organization substitutes for PUBH.501 Foundations of Public Health
HMP.530 Management of Health Care Organizations substitutes for PUBH.511 Managerial Aspects of Public Health Practice
HMP.542 Health Care Ethics in a Pluralistic Society substitutes for PUBH-502 Ethical Issues in Public Health
HMP.591 Health Management and Policy Rounds substitutes for PUBH.591 Public Health Rounds: Integrating Public Health Practice
HMP.594 Internship substitutes for PUBH.594 Practice Experience in Public Health
HMP.595 Special Study for Examinations substitutes for PUBH.595 Special Study for Examinations
The minimum total credit-hours required is 51.
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.
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
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
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.
Visit our Graduate Admission page for more information on application requirements and deadlines.
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