OverviewThis Master of Public Health (MPH) degree provides a unique interdisciplinary education across three areas of expertise: organizational leadership and management, health policy and public health, and health systems. The executive program is designed for healthcare professionals who come from an extraordinary range of career fields including government agencies, hospitals, consulting companies, pharmaceutical corporations, insurance companies, finance, foundations and other healthcare enterprises. It provides a world-class education shaped by faculty members in the Department of Health Policy and Management who are at the forefront of influencing the healthcare system. These instructors are experts in the field who are able to integrate current practical applications into an academic curriculum. Using a unique combination of teaching methodologies, including case studies, simulations, and collaborative learning, the Executive MPH Program in Healthcare Management helps students connect theories and models to the realities of the workplace.
StructureCohort-based learning is essential to the Executive MPH experience. A new class enters each September. The 45-credit curriculum includes 16 required courses and provides students with the management and policy skills to be effective healthcare leaders. Cohorts are composed of approximately 35 students from various parts of the healthcare system. Visit our Profiles page for more information about the current cohort demographics and to read more about our students.
CurriculumThe curriculum is comprised of three main components: an overview of the political, economic and legal healthcare framework; an overview of the public health system; and management methods and content. It provides students with the management and policy skills needed to be effective healthcare leaders. Learning competencies and objectives are congruent with the requirements of the Council for Education on Public Health (CEPH) and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). In addition to these accreditations, the Department of Health Policy and Management is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).