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Health Policy And Management

University of Pittsburgh

Master
24 months
Duration
46814 USD/year
46814 USD/year
27590 USD/year
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About

The MPH in Health Policy and Management (HPM) from the University of Pittsburgh prepares students for careers as public policy analysts, advocates for public health and high quality care, and professionals engaged in the development and implementation of health policies.

Overview

The Health Policy And Management program at the University of Pittsburgh provides professional development through a combination of coursework, a health policy or management related practicum, a public health leader-in-residence, and other curricular activities.

This two-year, 45-credit program prepares students for careers in both health policy development, analysis and advocacy and program and organization management in public health agencies, foundations, other nonprofits and the private sector. 

Graduates of our MPH program should be well-prepared to pass the Certification in Public Health (CPH) exam, pursue related doctoral studies and/or obtain professional employment in public health and related sectors, nationally and globally.

Opportunities

  • Our graduates should be well positioned for employment opportunities in health policy, health program management, public health agency, foundation and related nonprofit organization management positions, nationally and globally. 
  • Graduates should also be competitive for positions as policy analysts at the federal, state, and local governmental levels and for some post-graduate administrative fellowships in health care systems. 
  • To supplement their academic credentials, our students are also encouraged to sit for the CPH certification exam.

Programme Structure

  • Our curriculum consists of the CEPH-required multidisciplinary core, the departmental MPH core, an intensive field experience (practicum) and an applied research project (master’s essay) related to the practicum or another “world of practice” problem or issue. 
  • The curriculum is structured around the CEPH competency model for MPH students including health policy and management, communication, leadership, professionalism, systems thinking and self-actualization competencies. 
  • Although only 45 credits are required to complete the program, students can register for an additional 15 credits to complete a certificate or a self-designed cluster of electives within the four academic terms plus the practicum, typically scheduled during the summer term.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

45 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official academic transcripts documenting completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Transcripts for all other post-secondary academic credits earned.
  • Prerequisite courses include one college-level mathematics or statistics course and at least two courses in the social sciences, preferably one in microeconomics
  • Current GRE scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international students
  • Writing sample
  • Personal statement
  • Two academic references and one employment reference (if relevant)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46814 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    46814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46814 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    27590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27590 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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