Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Health Policy


There are three, 14-week terms per year running from September to July.  Students can begin in the Fall (September) or Spring (January) terms. This flexibility enables students to complete the graduate certificate in one to two years and the master's degree in two to four years depending on their pace through the program.

All courses are offered asynchronously online using best practices and interactive learning, and are taught by practitioner faculty with years of experience and recognized expertise.


Graduate Certificate
Master of Science
  18 credits 39 credits
HPL 500: U.S. Healthcare Organization & Delivery X X
POP 500: Essentials of Population Health X X
HPL 504: Health Law & Regulatory Issues X X
HPL 506: Health Policy: Analysis & Advocacy X X
HPL 508: Health Informatics & Population Health Analytics X X
HPL 540: Health Economics X X
HPL 510: Health Research Methods   X
HQS 500: Introduction to Healthcare Quality & Safety   X
HPL 520: Fundamentals of Health Statistics
Elective   X
HPL 600: Capstone Seminar   X
HPL 601: Capstone Project   X

For course descriptions, please view the Jefferson College of Population Health Course Descriptions Handbook on the Handbooks & Forms page.