Programs in health policy prepare students to become health policy decision makers at the local, state, and national levels. Our doctoral and master's degrees, graduate certificate, and undergraduate health policy programs train students to work in federal and state health and human services agencies, to become consultants, to support the work of foundations, and to engage with advocacy organizations in the United States and abroad. At various levels, students gain a working understanding of health policy processes, analysis and statistical methods, economics, the politics of health policy making, and public advocacy and communication skills.
Master of Science in Health and Medical Policy
Focuses on health policy issues within the United States and provides students with the skills necessary to become health policy decision makers at the local, state, and national levels; to become consultants; or to become public health advocates in the United States.
Faculty have been awarded millions of dollars in research grants and contracts to work with public and private health entities to conduct program and policy evaluations, assess comparative-effectiveness, and monitor outcomes. Learn more in Health Policy Research.