Degree Programs in Management, Policy, and Community Health
- Health Economics / Health Services Research
- Health Policy
- Healthcare Management
- Community Health Practice
Master of Public Health (MPH)
The MPH in Healthcare Management provides students with a solid foundation for managing in an interdisciplinary healthcare environment. The program provides training for students with interests in administration and management of a variety of healthcare environments, including hospitals, public health agencies, nursing homes, health systems, pharmaceutical firms, payers and other organizations in the healthcare sector. Students gains an appreciation of all aspects of management, including organizational theory, finance, operations management, law, and strategy, which will help to improve organizational and community decision-making. The program provides a basis for understanding key managerial functions within the broad spectrum of public and private health systems.
Community Health Practice
The MPH in Community Health Practice focuses on the application of public health sciences at the community level. Faculty and students are concerned with the assessment of population health, the planning, implementation and evaluation of health programs in community settings, and appraisal of community-level effects of health policies and programs. The teaching program emphasizes systematic analysis and appropriate use of quantitative and qualitative health data. Students develop and enhance their skills by examining community health issues in the classroom and the community.
Health Services Organization
The MPH in Health Services Organization emphasizes the planning, management, and evaluation of health service systems, services, technologies and policy. The curriculum includes health economics, decision analysis, health services research, public health and legislative processes, survey research, outcomes research, quantitative methods, evaluation research, health disparities and vulnerable populations, health administration, economic and social determinants of health, utilization of health services, and ethical and legal aspects of public health.
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Community Health Practice
The DrPH program in Community Health Practice offers interdisciplinary training for students who wish practice at an advanced level or pursue academic careers in public health. The DrPH program emphasizes preparation for practice. It offers breadth acquiring essential competencies through the completion of courses in a major, a minor in Leadership, and a discipline or breadth minor. DrPH students are also expected to complete a practicum related to their area of interest.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The PhD program in Management, Policy and Community Health is offered in the fields of health economics and health services research (PhD HE/HSR) and management (PhD Management) related to the health sector. Students interested in careers in these areas may pursue advanced study that leads to original research and culminates in the award of the PhD degree.
Health Economics / Health Services Research
The Doctor of Philosophy in Health Economics / Health Services Research (HE/HSR) emphasizes the economic evaluation of cost, access, and quality within the health care system. Students focus on understanding decision-making processes among consumers, providers, hospitals clinics.
Healthcare Management and Policy
The Doctor of Philosophy in Healthcare Management emphasizes leadership development within healthcare organizations, understanding the complexities of healthcare delivery while addressing costs and quality.