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

Field Placement Experience

The second year field placement, which consists of full-time employment in the health/public health policy arena, provides an opportunity for students to apply their theoretical academic training in a professional health/public health policy setting, and gain skills essential to functioning as public health policy professionals.

Students are expected to take responsibility for locating and securing their field placement with the assistance of program faculty, staff, alumni, current students and employers. Students have completed their field placements at a wide variety of organizations, including:

Type of Organization

Name of Organization


Johns Hopkins University, including the Bloomberg School and School of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


Cerner Corporation
CRISP - Chesapeake Regional Information System
Novo Nordisk

Consulting Firms

Advisory Board Company
Booz Allen Hamilton
Discern Health
Huron Consulting Group
John Snow International
Lewin Group
Sage Growth Partners

U.S. Federal Government

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Veterans Affairs
Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Office of Health Information Technology
Office of Management and Budget
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Local Government

Baltimore City Mayor's Office
California Office of the Governor
Louisiana Department of Health
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Maryland Department of Health
Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission
Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration

Health Plans

Association for Community Affiliated Plans
Carefirst BCBS
Independence Blue Cross
Johns Hopkins Healthcare
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

Health Providers

Cleveland Clinic
INOVA Health Systems
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Kaiser Permanente
Ochsner Health System
People's Community Health Centers


American Lung Association of the Northeast
Center for Medical Technology Policy
Education Fund to Stop Gun Violence
Kaiser Family Foundation
MERIT Baltimore
National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA)
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health
National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
National Quality Forum
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Planned Parenthood
Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC)


American Psychological Association
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Friends Research Institute
JHSPH Center for American Indian & Alaskan Native Health
JHSPH Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth
JHSPH Institute for Health and Productivity Studies
J-PAL North America at MIT
Mathematica Policy Research
NORC at the University of Chicago
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)