Master of Science in the Field of Health Policy
Program Director K.H. Meade
The master of science in health policy (M.S.) degree program is designed to prepare students to enter academic or research careers in health policy. The program prepares candidates for subsequent doctoral study or for research roles in health-delivery systems, regulatory and other government agencies, or university settings. The program emphasizes individual study design and allows students to focus their training in particular areas of health policy such as long-term care policy, maternal and child health policy, and health services research and policy. The M.S. is also suitable as a terminal degree for students, such as physicians in fellowship training, who wish to gain research skills.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 48 credits, including 31-33 credits in required courses (including thesis) and 15-17 in elective courses.
|PUBH 6002||Biostatistical Applications for Public Health|
|PUBH 6003||Principles and Practices of Epidemiology|
& PUBH 6243
|PUBH 6013||Master's Thesis|
|PUBH 6305||Fundamentals for Health Policy: Public Health and Health Care|
|PUBH 6310||Statistical Analysis in Health Policy|
|PUBH 6315||Intro-Health Policy Analysis|
|PUBH 6330||Health Services and Law|
|or PUBH 6335||Public Health and Law|
|PUBH 6340||Health Economics and Finance|
|PUBH 6345||Health Policy Research Design|
|Advanced health policy analysis elective|
|PUBH 6320||Advanced Health Policy Analysis|
|Or one of the following:|
|EMSE 6740||Systems Thinking and Policy Modeling I|
|PPPA 6015||Benefit-Cost Analysis|
|PPPA 6016||Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation|
|PUBH 6247||Design of Health Studies|
|PUBH 6411||Global Health Qualitative Research Methods|
|PUBH 6501||Program Evaluation|
|PUBH 6530||Qualitative Methods in Health Promotion|
|PUBH 6533||Design of Comm Health Surveys|
|PUBH 8417||Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis|
|PUBH 8419||Measurement in Public Health & Health Services|
|Health services management elective|
|One of the following:|
|HSML 6209||Health Services Finance|
|HSML 6231||Management-Acute Care Hospital|
|HSML 6238||Ambulatory Care Management|
|HSML 6246||Service Line & Project Mgt|
|HSML 6247||Consulting in Health Care|
|Electives (15-17 credits)|
|Any SPH graduate courses|
- Graduate Credit Requirement: 48
- Course Requirements: Successful completion of the core and elective courses, including completion of the Master’s Thesis, are required.
- Grade Point Requirement: A 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average is required.
- Time Limit Requirement: The degree must be completed within five years.
- Transfer Credit Policy: Up to 12 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate degree may be transferred to the MS. Credits must have been earned from an accredited institution in the last 3 years with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.