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Master's Degree

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Health Policy

Offered By: Department of Health Policy and Management

Onsite | Full-Time | 2 years

About This Program

The MSPH in Health Policy trains future leaders to develop, analyze, and evaluate policies in a range of health and public health settings.

Students in this program develop skills and experiences in research methods, analysis, and policy formulation, with a strong orientation toward professional practice and opportunities for hands-on policy experience at the federal, state, and local levels. Students work in full-time, paid positions in a range of organizations from government to non-profit, consulting, advocacy and administration for the field placement year, offering a seamless transition to a health policy career.

Program Highlights

In addition to the core course curriculum, MSPH in Health Policy students take elective courses in year 1 and have the option to continue elective courses in year 2 while on their field placement. Students may take this opportunity to specialize in a specific area of policy including:

  • Advocacy
  • Bioethics
  • Child & Adolescent Health
  • Environmental Health Policy
  • Food & Nutrition Policy
  • Health & Aging Populations
  • Health Disparities & Health Inequalities
  • Health Economics
  • Health Finance & Management
  • Health Informatics
  • Injury & Violence Prevention
  • LGBTQ Health
  • Mental Health Policy & Services
  • Quality Improvement & Outcomes Research
  • Social Policy
  • Women's & Reproductive Health

What Can You Do With This Degree?

Graduates of this program are well positioned to pursue careers in government, research, and the healthcare industry.

Sample Careers

  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Senior Consultant
  • Research Associate
  • Project Manager
  • Social Science Research Analyst
  • Health Care Analyst


Browse an overview of this program's requirements in the JHU Academic Catalogue and explore all course offerings in the Bloomberg School Course Directory.

Admissions Requirements

For general admissions requirements, please visit the How to Apply page.

Standardized Test Scores

Standardized test scores are not required and not reviewed for this program. If you have taken a standardized test such as the GRE, GMAT, or MCAT and want to submit your scores, please note that they will not be used as a metric during the application review. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all required application components.

Program Faculty Spotlight

Beth Resnick, DrPH, MPH ’95, Program Director

conducts systems research to transform state and local public health agencies by strengthening infrastructure and stimulating performance improvement.

Beth Resnick

Tuition and Funding

The Master’s Tuition Scholarship is available to students in good academic standing in a two-year, full-time master’s program. The MTS is a 75% reduction in tuition for year two of an eight-term program. Students have the option of distributing the scholarship entirely in their second year of study or receive a 25% reduction in tuition their first year and 50% in their second year.

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David Earle, Assistant Director

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