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Degrees and Programs: Health Policy and Management

In the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, we are advancing health equity through evidence-based policies and programs and developing research responsive to the needs of Marylanders.

Our location in College Park, just 7 miles from the nation's capital, gives us access to federal government agencies, the United States Congress, a diverse variety of public health policy think tanks, as well as to the Maryland state capital in Annapolis and several county governments. Students can take full advantage of resources available in Washington, D.C. while also applying their knowledge, tools, and resources to health services issues specific to the state of Maryland and its local communities.

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MPH, Health Care Management

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program in Healthcare Management degree is designed to give students a strong knowledge base in health care management and health service delivery systems and an understanding of the basic and core principles of public health.

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MPH, Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program in Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation is designed to train students as public health scientists and practitioners that focus practice and/or research activities on the understanding, analysis, evaluation, and development of health policy.

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MPH, Health Equity

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program in Health Equity is a unique and interdisciplinary program with students taking courses across all departments at UMD-SPH and across the UMD campus. It is designed to train students as public health scientists and practitioners that focus practice and/or research activities on the recognition, description and elimination of health disparities.

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MPH, Public Health Practice and Policy (Online)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Public Health Practice and Policy provides working professionals with the knowledge, tools and resources needed to assume leadership roles in addressing important public health policy, practice and management issues. Much of the course-work will be online and the program can be completed in as few as 18 months or according to a timeline that works for busy professionals. 

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MHA, Master of Health Administration (Online)

The online MHA in Health Administration prepares graduates to manage the many complex health-related organizations including hospitals, health care systems, insurance companies, long-term care facilities, etc.

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PhD, Health Services Research

The Doctoral Program in Health Services (PhD) provides interdisciplinary training in research, practice and policy analysis relevant to the planning, administration, management and evaluation of health and public health programs.

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Certificate, Principles of Public Health (Online)

A 15 credit post-baccalaureate Certificate in the Principles of Public Health provides a foundation in the core principles of public health. It can be completed in as little as eight months without taking leave time from work.