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Department of

Health Policy and Management

We develop rational, evidence-based arguments in support of new and improved public health policies.


What We Do

Our faculty work to affect constructive systemic changes for promoting health, monitoring and evaluating the results of those changes, and training tomorrow’s leading policymakers and administrators. 

Department Highlights


students and 3,000+ alumni


full-time faculty, and 250+ affiliated faculty


in grants and contracts in 2020


research centers

Our Degree Programs

As one of the largest health policy and management programs in the country, we are dedicated to advancing local, national, and global health policy to make a difference.

Within six degree programs (four master’s and two doctoral), students have opportunities to engage directly with faculty, study internationally, and complete practicums in the field, contributing directly to global policy.

Our students graduate with marketable skills and real-world experience, ready to make an impact, from the #1 school of public health.

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

Onsite | Full-Time | 2 years

MSPH students evaluate health care and work with decision makers to identify relevant regulatory policies, strategies, and interventions. This program also prepares students for further doctoral training in economics and health policy.

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Onsite | Full-Time | 2 years

The MHA is a graduate professional degree that prepares future health care executives for management and leadership positions dedicated to improving health and health services delivery across all sectors.

Meet Our Job-Seeking PhD Candidates

Our PhD candidates are seeking solutions to major health policy challenges. Read about their work and where they are headed with their careers.

Faculty Spotlight

Keshia Pollack Porter, PhD '06, MPH,

uses research to advance policies that promote health equity, especially where people live, work, play, and travel. 

Keshia Pollack Porter

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