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Health Policy and Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #35 (QS) , CA,
The Department of Health Policy and Management aims to advance the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of health services for both personal and population health. By combining the diverse strengths and resources of our faculty, the Department prepares students to address the challenging, multi-dimensional issues facing health care today.

About

The MS in Health Policy and Management, with a specialization in research, has a curriculum that emphasizes research skills in the area of health services. It includes the preparation of a thesis or comprehensive examination/major written report. Some MS graduates will want to continue their studies and pursue a PhD degree.

Accreditation

Accreditation indicates that UCLA meets high standards of quality, capacity, and effectiveness. UCLA is proud to have been accredited by WASC since March 6, 1949, and I am pleased to report that, having successfully completed a rigorous three-stage review process, UCLA has once again been reaccredited. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Health Systems Organization and Financing
  • Applied Regression
  • Health Services Research Design
  • Health Services Research Methodology
  • Practices of Evaluation in Health Services
  • Intro to Epidemiology

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

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General Requirements

  • GRE required
  • Bachelor’s Degree from 4-yr University/Equivalent
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (2 Professors, 1 Employer accepted)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA from 4-yr University/Equivalent
  • One Set of Official Transcripts from each institution you have attended
  • Adequate preparation in mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences, and social sciences
  • Field experience preferable
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    32000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    17000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Beverly Hills

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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