24 months
39999 USD/year
39999 USD/year
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The Health Policy program of Vanderbilt University prepares students for health policy leadership positions in the public and private sectors, potentially serving in a wide range of applied roles including as analysts, consultants, and policymakers.



In addition to the core public health coursework (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Social and Behavioral Science, Environmental Science, and Health Services Administration), courses in the Health Policy program of Vanderbilt University include Health Economics, U.S. Health Policy, and Decision Analysis.


As part of the 240-hour public health practicum, students in the Health Policy track may work in a number of settings such as hospitals, managed care organizations, consulting firms, advocacy organizations, non-governmental agencies, public health departments, or local, state, and federal agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Policy
  • Survey Research Seminar
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • The Science of Health Behavior
  • Health Economics
  • Program and Policy Evaluation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree
  • We seek applicants who have a good sense of their career interests. At least two years of relevant, post-undergraduate professional experience is preferred, but not required for admission
  • Fill out your SOPHAS application
  • Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Official Transcripts
  • TOEFL test scores are required for international applicants
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives should include: reasons for your interest in public health, and specifically the Vanderbilt MPH Program’s Health Policy track, any relevant experience in the areas of health care, health services research, economics, public policy, or government, any areas of interest or proposed research topics you may have at this point (this is optional), your educational and career goals, how the Vanderbilt MPH Program will help you achieve your career goals
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    39999 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 39999 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    39999 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39999 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Year 2: $19,998

Living costs for Nashville

1183 - 2197 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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