The Health Policy program at Tulane University offers students’ opportunities to tailor their studies in domestic and international health policy, with courses focused on foundations, methods, and a topical area of expertise.
Graduates of the program go on to work in leadership and research in the public or private sector, domestically or internationally. Employment settings include institutions involved in developing policy, evaluating of health programs and projects, or providing goods and services in support of health sector program implementation or development. Entities include both government and non-governmental organizations across a range of disciplines and development paradigms. The MPH in Health Policy can also serve as a strong academic foundation for students who may wish to pursue a doctoral degree in health policy or management.
- At the completion of the MPH degree, the student will be able to:
- Analyze the influence of policy mechanisms on patient and provider behavior and health systems outcomes.
- Assess health systems performance and issues of quality, access, and efficiency.
- Apply economic and legal concepts and theories to the analysis of healthcare policy and management issues.
- Apply fundamental research and analytic methods to problems in health policy and management.
- Critique the health policy literature.
- Communicate health policy issues written and orally.
- Incorporate knowledge of the public health core areas of epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health systems management, and the biological, behavioral, social, and cultural aspects of health and disease in addressing and solving problems.
- Introduction to Biostatistics
- Epidemiologic Methods I
- Survey of Environmental Health
- Biological Basis of Disease (may be waived if student has clinical background)
- Social and Behavioral Aspects of Global Health
- Principles of Health Systems Administration and Management
- 18 months
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DisciplinesHealth Sciences Public Policy View 2389 other Masters in Health Sciences in United States
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.
- The written Statement of Purpose and Objectives should demonstrate how the applicant's public health career goals and interests align with their selected degree program.
- Recommendations from three instructors or employers should indicate characteristics for success in public health graduate study.
International44340 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1478 USD per credit during 18 months.
National44340 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1478 USD per credit during 18 months.
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