Strengthen your ability to influence public health policy and lead efforts to improve the health of communities and targeted populations. Designed around national public health curriculum standards, this Health Management and Policy specialization features a multidisciplinary approach that combines the study of public health issues and concepts with management sciences knowledge, organizational and financial theory and practice, public administration, and economics. A collaborative project involving local public health organizations is integrated into the curriculum, providing you the opportunity to gain practical knowledge of relevant organizations, programs, and policies. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing management or director positions in government, private, or community-based public health organizations.
Concentration: As part of this specialization, you can use your electives to earn a concentration in Health Policy and Management, Public Administration, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, or Public Policy and Management for no additional time or money.