Specialize your MPH in
Health Policy and Management

The Health Policy and Management concentration is for students who are interested in improving health policy for the greater good of their community. Students can work with the government and health care agencies to improve the delivery, quality, and costs of health care. Focusing your online MPH in Health Policy and Management can help you acquire the skills to impact public health by influencing policies and regulations, improving organizational performance, conducting advanced research, and communicating data-based solutions to improve health care policy and services for your community.

Why Choose Health Policy and Management?

Does your city, county, or state have outdated policies or laws that need to be changed? With a degree in Health Policy and Management, you can be an agent of change. You can influence policy, help write new laws, make improvements to your local and county statutes, and create solutions for people who are often underserved, low income, minority, and have poor access to quality care.

With an MPH in Health Policy and Management, you can improve vulnerable populations by informing the public about healthier choices, promoting physical activity, ensuring safe food and water in communities, preventing disease outbreaks and the spread of infectious disease, ensuring children are safe from abuse, preparing communities for emergency response, ensuring better access to care for people of color, and more. If you want to improve systems and advocate for change, then this concentration is for you.

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Health Policy and Management career options:

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care administrators can earn a median salary of $96,540, with 20% growth predicted from 2016 to 2026. Graduates of our program can pursue a career in a variety of public health areas, such as policy analysis, health care research, or health care lobbying.

Specific job titles include:

  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Medical and Health Service Manager
  • Public Health Outreach Manager
  • Health Policy Lobbyist

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Courses specific to the Health Policy and Management concentration:

  • Policy Analysis
  • Health Policy and Management and Perspectives
  • Health Ethics
  • Economics of Health Care
  • Contemporary Issues, Special Populations, and Policies
  • State Health Policy and Management
  • Policy and Program Implementation

When you specialize your online MPH in Health Policy and Management, you’re preparing to impact public health from an administrative position. Our program can provide the advanced competencies necessary to analyze, promote, and manage vital health care policies and procedures in private, public, and governmental health agencies.