Academic Programs

The Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) is committed to training and inspiring the next generation of health care leaders. Our academic programs focus on developing the critical thinking and applied problem-solving skills needed to address a wide variety of challenges throughout the health care delivery, public policy, and public health systems.

One-Year Master of Science Program (SM1) – 42.5 creditsMaster of Science in Health Policy and Management (HPM) Degree Program





Master of Science in Health Care Management (HCM) Degree ProgramMaster of Science in Health Care Management (HCM) Degree Program

- The 42.5-credit Master of Science Program trains clinicians in the executive skills required for management. The professional degree is targeted to mid-career MDs, DMDs, and DDSs with significant management responsibilities who wish to be more effective in their roles in the health care sector. Applicants accepted into the program must demonstrate, through grades and standardized test scores (MCATs or GREs), the potential to learn effectively in a challenging educational environment. Managerial experience and responsibilities indicating executive leadership potential are required.

If you had been considering the 80-credit SM in Health Policy and Management, we would suggest you consider either applying to the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) to enter in 2015 or that you gain additional work experience and apply in 2015 for entry in 2016 into the new MPH degree program.

Related programs:

  • Master of Public Health: Concentration in Law and Public Health (LPH)
  • Master of Public Health: Concentration in Health Care Management and Policy (CMP)
  • PhD Program in Health Policy
  • Program in Clinical Effectiveness