Public Health - Health Policy

Emory University

24 months
33800 USD/year
33800 USD/year
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The MPH in health policy is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of how federal, state, and local policies shape the U.S. health-care system. In addition to core courses, students in this program take a concentrated set of courses in a particular field (e.g., vulnerable populations, health outcomes). Graduates are well qualified to practice in the private health-care industry, nonprofit sector, and government.


SkillsUnderstanding the U.S. health-care systemUnderstanding basic health economics and financing policy advocacy and analysis

Upon completion of the MPH degree the graduate will be able to:

  • Describe how the organization and financing of health services influence access, quality and cost
  • Apply management principles to planning, organizing, leading and controlling health care enterprises
  • Apply skills in financial accounting to healthcare administration decisions
  • Apply principles of health economics in analyzing the behavior of healthcare market stakeholders
  • Conduct economic evaluations of health services
  • Utilize public finance theory to assess the impact of proposals to reform the financing and delivery of health services
  • Incorporate legal principles in the administration of health services
  • Prepare health policy briefings suitable for the range of policy stakeholders involved with the formulation and implementation of a health policy under consideration by decision makers
  • Design an advocacy strategy for the development and implementation of a health policy

Graduates of the MPH program are well positioned for health policy and management jobs as part of research teams in government, industry, or academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:  

  • Introduction to the US Health Care System
  •  Health Policy and Resource Allocation
  •  Introduction to Health Care Management
  •  Financial and Managerial Accounting
  •  Financial Management for Health Care Organizations
  •  Health Care and Society Seminar Abroad
  •  Introduction to Health Economics
  •  Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs
  •  Public Financing in the Health Care System
  •  Grant Writing in Public Health
  •  Human Resource Management in Health Care
  •  Health Care Marketing
  •  Capstone Seminar: Management
  •  Quality Improvement Methodologies for Health Care
  •  Physician Performance
  •  Healthcare Administration Law
  •  Fundamentals of Hospital Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3.32 (recommended)
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.
155 (verbal)
155 (quantitative)
4 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

In addition to the SOPHAS application, all applicants will need to submit the following materials when applying to Rollins:

  • College transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume (optional)
  • Average GPA of 3.32
  • MPH Average GRE score of 155 Verbal, 155 Quantitative, and 4.05 Analytic Writing

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16900 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    33800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16900 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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