Jefferson School of Population Health
c/o MS in Health Policy
1015 Walnut Street
Suite 115, Curtis Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-6969


Thank you for considering the Master of Science in Health Policy (MS-HP) at Jefferson School of Population Health.

Never has there been a more exciting time to become engaged in health policy. The challenges associated with healthcare structure, coordination, delivery and payment are considerable, as are the opportunities to bring innovation and leadership to healing our ailing healthcare system.

The MS-HP curriculum was designed by health policy experts from within Jefferson and the broader health policy community. Our aim is to provide an educational experience of the highest quality – exciting and relevant courses guided by leaders in the field, capped by an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and apply your new insights and capabilities in a dynamic healthcare setting.

What makes Jefferson different?

First, our reputation in both health sciences education and healthcare delivery is unparalleled. More than two decades ago, we were one of the first major academic health centers to recognize the importance of health policy and to introduce it into the education of medical and healthcare practitioners.

Next, we deliberately developed a rigorous, application-focused curriculum. Your Jefferson MS-HP will prepare you to excel as a practitioner of health policy across a variety of dynamic employment settings – from government to academia, industry to community-based non profits.

Finally, our Dean, David B. Nash, MD, MBA, and Faculty are connected to policy experts across the country and around the world. Our research is cutting edge, and our reach assures a capstone experience with one of the nation’s top organizations.

I hope that you will consider joining us: you can make a world of difference with an MS-HP from Jefferson!


Drew A. Harris, DPM, MPH
Program Director, Health Policy