HMP Masters Programs
Other Masters Degree Options
A special feature of the Department of Health Management and Policy is option to obtain two degrees at once. Click the links below for more information on the different options that are offered.
Students interested in combining the traditional strengths of health management and policy with greater exposure to advanced management techniques should consider a combined master’s in Business Administration. This combination leads to an MHA in Health Management and Policy and an MBA in Business Administration. It requires 75 s.h. and can be completed in three years. Separate admission to each degree program is required.
This joint program is highly individualized, allowing students to gain in-depth exposure to and training in both health care management and law.
Students who pursue both the MHA and the MPH degrees simultaneously generally have a primary interest in improving the delivery and quality of care to individual patients in organizations or systems. These students also understand the value for the organization of engaging in activities that improve the health of their community. Many students who pursue both degrees generally have short-term goals of leadership within an organization or healthcare system and longer-term goals of impacting public and organizational policy that affects the financing and delivery of care within those arenas.
Achieving both degrees requires 79 semester hours and can be completed in two and a half or three years. Separate admission to each degree program is required.
MHA/MA in Urban and Regional Planning
Student interested in developing special expertise in community and health planning may pursue a combined master’s degree with the program in Urban and Regional Planning. The MA in Urban and Regional Planning prepares students to develop public policy alternatives that help improve the quality of life in cities and throughout regions. This program requires 75 semester hours which leads to an MHA in Health Management and Policy and an MA in Urban and Regional Planning. This joint degree program can be completed in two and a half years. Separate admission to each degree program is required.