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Health Policy And Management, M.P.H.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #47 (BCR) Pittsburgh, PA, United States
The MPH in Health Policy and Management (HPM) 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 program 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.

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 ASPPH 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 program or a self-designed cluster of electives within the four academic terms plus the Practicum, typically scheduled during the Summer Term.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Issues In Health Law
  • Health Management Information Systems
  • Public Health Law and Ethics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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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

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13198 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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