Master of Science in the Field of Health Policy
Program Director K.H. Mead
The master of science in health policy (MS) 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 MS 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 to 33 credits in required courses (including thesis) and 15 to 17 in elective courses.
|PUBH 6002||Biostatistical Applications for Public Health|
|PUBH 6003||Principles and Practices of Epidemiology|
& PUBH 6243
|Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health: Reading the Research|
and Topics in Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health: Reading the Research
|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||Introduction to 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 selective|
|PUBH 6320||Advanced Health Policy Analysis|
|Or one of the following:|
|EMSE 6740||Systems Thinking and Policy Modeling I|
|PPPA 6016||Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation|
|PUBH 6399||Topics in Health Policy (Cost Benefit Analysis ONLY)|
|PUBH 6247||Design of Health Studies|
|PUBH 6249||Use of Statistical Packages: Data Management and Data Analysis|
|PUBH 6411||Global Health Qualitative Research Methods|
|PUBH 6501||Program Evaluation|
|PUBH 6530||Qualitative Methods in Health Promotion|
|PUBH 6533||Design and Conduct of Community Health Surveys|
|PUBH 8417||Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis|
|PUBH 8419||Measurement in Public Health and Health Services|
|Health services management selective|
|One of the following:|
|HSML 6204||Quality and Performance Improvement|
|HSML 6209||Health Services Finance|
|HSML 6210||Health Services Financial Applications|
|HSML 6213||Health Services, Marketing, and Planning|
|HSML 6216||Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior|
|HSML 6231||Management of Acute Care Hospitals|
|HSML 6237||Managing the Skilled Nursing Facility|
|HSML 6238||Ambulatory Care Management|
|HSML 6246||Service Line and Project Management|
|HSML 6247||Consulting in Health Care|
|Electives (15 to 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.