MS in Health Policy Curriculum

The MS in Health Policy is a 45 semester hour program of study. Students are recruited from a variety of academic backgrounds including business, liberal arts, and health professions. As such, there are no pre-requisites required upon admission.

By completing the curriculum, graduates of the MS in Health Policy will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze public health policies for specific health issues
  • Demonstrate knowledge of public health policy formulation
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct quantitative research that can estimate the impact of public health policy on health care outcomes

Prerequisite

An undergraduate degree is required. The cumulative grade point average should be a minimum of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

MS Degree in Health Policy Core Courses

The following course work is required for all MS students. Students are expected to earn ≥ B- (2.67) on each core course and must earn a ≥ B (3.0) cumulative grade point average on all core courses. When necessary, a student may repeat courses to achieve this standard.

NumberTitleHours
HMP:5005Introduction to Health Care Organization & Policy3 s.h.
HMP:5410Health Economics I3 s.h.
HMP:5610Health Policy3 s.h.
HMP:5650Health Policy Analysis3 s.h.
HMP:6610Legal Aspects of Health and Medical Care3 s.h.
HMP:6710Federalism and Health Policy3 s.h.
HMP:6750Seminar in Health Policy3 s.h.
HMP:7550Cost Effectiveness & Decision Analysis3 s.h.
HMP:7950Design Issues in Health Services Research3 s.h.
BIOS:4120Introduction to Biostatistics3 s.h.
BIOS:5120Regression Modeling and ANOVA in the Health Sciences3 s.h.
EPID:4400Epidemiology I: Principles3 s.h.
CPH:6100Essentials of Public Health2 s.h.
CPH:7270Principles of Scholarly Integrity: Public Health (taken twice.; once for 0 s.h. and once for 1 s.h.)0-1.s.h.
HMP:7990MS Thesis3 s.h.
 Elective credits7 s.h.

Summary of Requirements

AreaHours
Required courses39 s.h.
Electives6 s.h.
Total45 s.h.