Advance your knowledge of health care system delivery
This program prepares graduates to manage the many complex health-related organizations including hospitals, health care systems, insurance companies, long-term care facilities and more.
Perfect for students who want to
- Understand the complex structures of health care delivery in the U.S.
- Engage in financial and strategic planning for health care organizations
- Become leaders in hospitals and other medical facilities
- Explore the legal and ethical foundations for health care
- Hospital administration
- State or federal agency work
- Health care consulting
We are excited to inform you that we have changed the name of the MHA to MPH in Health Care Management. The new name better reflects the content of the degree that 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. If you have any questions about the change, please contact Melvin Seale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MPH, Health Care Management program 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.
** Requires advisor approval
* Students completing a thesis (6 credits) instead of a capstone project (3 credits) can select to take one less overview or methods or cognate area course to compensate for the 3 additional thesis credits.
|Module 1: Integrated Core Courses||Fall - year 1||SPHL601||Foundations of Public Health||1|
|Module 1: Integrated Core Courses||Fall - year 1||SPHL602||Applied Data: Epidemiology & Biostatistics||4|
|Module 1: Integrated Core Courses||Fall - year 1||SPHL603||Applied Data Laboratory||1|
|Module 1: Integrated Core Courses||Spring - year 1||SPHL610||Program Planning, Development and Evaluation||5|
|Module 1: Integrated Core Courses||Spring - year 1||SPHL611||Public Health Ethics||1|
|Module 1: Integrated Core Courses||Fall - year 2||SPHL620||Leadership and Policy Analysis||2|
|Module 2: Management Courses||Fall - year 1||HLSA601||Introduction to Health Systems (Required)||3|
|Module 2: Management Courses||Spring||HLSA710||Foundations of Healthcare Management||3|
|Module 2: Management Courses||Fall||HLSA720||Health Law and Ethics||3|
|Module 2: Management Courses||Spring||HLSA740||Healthcare Strategic Planning and Evaluation||3|
|Module 2: Management Courses||Fall||HLSA770||Continuous Quality Improvement||3|
|Module 2: Management Courses||Spring||HLSA772||Health Care Leadership and Communications||3|
|Module 2: Management Courses||Summer (online)||HLSA726||Financial Management||3|
|Module 2: Management Courses||Fall, Spring, Summer||Elective course from SPH, UMD, UMB, or Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area**||Various||Up to 6|
|Module 3: Policy/Economic Courses||Fall (online)||HLSA702||Politics and Policy of Health||3|
|Module 3: Policy/Economic Courses||Fall||HLSA711||Healthcare Economics and Analysis||3|
|Module 3: Policy/Economic Courses||Fall||HLSA611||Introduction to Health Equity||3|
|Module 3: Policy/Economic Courses||Fall||HLSA724||Developing and Implementing Health Policy in MD||3|
|Module 3: Policy/Economic Courses||Fall, Spring, Summer||Elective course from SPH, UMD, UMB, or Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area**||Various||Up to 3|
|Module 4: Data Courses||Fall||HLSA750||Healthcare Management Information System||3|
|Module 4: Data Courses||Fall||HLSA775||Public Health Research Methods||3|
|Module 4: Data Courses||Spring||HLSA721||Using Demographic Data for Health Policy Analysis||3|
|Module 4: Data Courses||Fall, Spring, Summer||Elective course from SPH, UMD, UMB, or Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area**||Various||Up to 3|
|Module 5: Internship, Capstone (or Thesis) Courses||Fall, Spring, Summer||HLSA778||Internship||4|
|Module 5: Internship, Capstone (or Thesis) Courses||Fall, Spring, Summer||HLSA786 (or HLSA 799 Thesis*)||Capstone Project (or Thesis*)||3|
Graduates of the MPH in Healthcare Management program will be able to:
- Apply systems thinking and organizational theory to address public health and health care management issues.
- Examine emerging issues in the delivery of healthcare in the US and their impact on population health.
- Apply the principles of strategic planning, development, marketing, budgeting, management and evaluation in organizational and community initiatives.
- Analyze health management problems and recommend potential solutions.
- Apply leadership and management skills for building partnership through collaborative efforts and communication of health policy and management issues.