Curriculum

College

Population Health

Degree Earned

Master of Science

Program Type

Online

Courses

Graduate Certificate
  • HPL 500: U.S. Healthcare Organization & Delivery (Replace with HPL 550 Comparative Health Systems for Global Health Policy Track)
  • POP 500: Essentials of Population Health
  • HPL 504: Health Law and Regulatory Issues
  • HPL 505: Legislative, Executive, and Regulatory Processes
  • HPL 506: Health Policy Analysis and Development
Master's Degree: U.S. Health Policy Track
  • HPL 500: U.S. Healthcare Organization & Delivery
  • POP 500: Essentials of Population Health
  • HPL 504: Health Law & Regulatory Issues
  • HPL 505: Legislative, Executive, and Regulatory Processes
  • HPL 506: Health Policy Analysis and Development
  • HPL 511: Policy Approaches to Addressing Social Determinants of Health
  • HPL 512: Medicare and Medicaid
  • HPL 513: Effective Communication and Dissemination of Data
  • HPL 520: Practice-based Health Statistics
  • Elective
  • HPL 650: Capstone Seminar and Project
Master's Degree: Global Health Policy Track (Currently suspended until further notice due to COVID-19)
  • HPL 550 Comparative Health Systems
  • POP 500: Essentials of Population Health
  • HPL 504: Health Law & Regulatory Issues
  • HPL 505: Legislative, Executive, and Regulatory Processes
  • HPL 506: Health Policy Analysis and Development
  • HPL 513: Effective Communication and Dissemination of Data
  • HPL 515: Refugee and Migrant Health
  • HPL 516: Delivering Health Services in Resource-limited Countries    
  • HPL 520: Practice-based Health Statistics
  • Global Health Elective
  • HPL 650: Capstone Seminar & Project  

Program Outcomes

Graduates of our Health Policy program are able to:

Graduate Certificate
  • Identify the inter-relationship among key stakeholders in U.S. health and health care, including health care delivery systems, public health, financing systems, advocacy organizations, and the political system, with a focus on policy-making bodies.
  • Examine the influence of social, economic, behavioral and political factors on health outcomes.
  • Explore the general theoretical principles of economics and their application in the healthcare sector.
  • Understand the legal, legislative, and regulatory processes that influence health policy development, implementation, and financing.
  • Understand the role of information systems and data analysis in the policy-making process.
Master’s Degree (above plus)
  • Design, conduct, and evaluate health policy briefs, statements, analyses, and research.
  • Apply data driven analytical skills to identify problems, model solutions, and predict outcomes.
  • Develop system-wide approaches that consider market forces and multiple stakeholder positions in the development of actionable policy solutions.
  • Develop competencies in multi-sector collaboration.
  • Explore approaches to developing and financing policies to address the social determinants of health.
  • Select and integrate information systems and technology to support decision-making and workflow within and across settings and sectors.
  • Learn effective approaches to communication and dissemination of information and data.
  • Apply advanced management and leadership skills to develop policies that manage costs of health care and that improve access, quality and safety.