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Department of Health Policy and Management



Students enrolled in the Department of Health Policy and Management become leaders in public health in a variety of roles and sectors, including academia, federal and state government agencies, in the private and nonprofit sectors.

Our faculty are committed to training students to meet the challenges of today to create change for tomorrow. Students can choose among the following areas:

  • Health services research and policy
  • Health and public policy
  • Health economics and policy
  • Bioethics and health policy
  • Health leadership and management, and social policy

Degree Programs


Master of Health Administration

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

Highlight: This program contains an 11-month paid, full-time administrative residency applying coursework, developing critical skills in an applied setting, working with accomplished health care professionals. 

Master of Health Science (MHS) in Health Economics and Outcomes Research

The MHS in Health Economics and Outcomes Research is an academic degree program focused in economic evaluation and outcomes research methods for healthcare. 

Highlight: To accommodate the personal and professional needs of our students, the MHS is offered as an on-site, full-time program (9 months); an online, full-time program (9 months); or an online, part-time program (2 years). 

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

The MSPH in Health Policy is a professionally oriented degree program designed for individuals seeking competency-based education and training to establish or expand careers as health policy professionals within the United States.  

Highlight: The second year of the MSPH program includes a full-time, paid field placement employment experience where students work in areas such as government, non-profit, consulting, advocacy, or administration. 


PhD in Health Policy & Management

Our PhD program trains students to conduct original investigator-initiated research through a combination of coursework and research mentoring.

DrPH Concentration in Health Policy and Management

The concentration in Health Policy and Management within the Schoolwide DrPH program offers unique learning opportunities for interested healthcare professionals, and the choice of tracks in Healthcare Management and Leadership, Health Policy, Public Health Informatics, and Quality and Patient Safety.


Non-Degree Programs

Certificate Programs

The Department of Health Policy and Management sponsors several certificate programs which provide academic training to students seeking targeted education in a specific area of public health.

Available to Hopkins Students Only

Available to Hopkins & Non-degree Students

Only available to Non-degree students

Academic Institutes

The Department of Health Policy & Management provides educational opportunities for public health practitioners and other professionals through several institute programs. Our institutes provide graduate-level courses in a compressed format to both Johns Hopkins degree-seeking students as well as those looking to enhance their skills in public health through continuing education opportunities.

Executive Education

The new world of health care payment and reform is no longer looming – it’s here. It will be up to senior executives and health care managers to lead their teams through this seismic shift in payment reform, while embracing the challenge to save lives, improve care and provide better patient experiences.

Leading Transformation for Value‑based Health Care

New Cohort Starting 2025

This innovative, inter-professional education program designed and led by Johns Hopkins faculty is for busy health care professionals. We’ve created a blueprint for transforming health systems for Accountable Care that is unmatched. We believe this program will contribute greatly to your continued professional growth and advancement.

Postdoctoral Training