Health Policy and Management
The Health Policy and Management program in the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences prepares public health professionals to work in health care organizations and federal, state, and local public health agencies. As part of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, the Health Policy and Management program offers a range of degrees including:
- Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- Accelerated 4+1 Masters Degree Program
- MPPA/MPH Dual Degree Program
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The program uses an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating social, behavioral, economic, and political science approaches to increase our understanding of health services and policy to improve the health of populations. Graduates of the program are equipped with the conceptual models, analytical foundations, and practical skills necessary to solve complex health-related problems.
In the Spotlight
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management Jennifer Whitehill is interviewed by local media about a study she conducted for the MA Department of Public Health on statewide marijuana use and possible health consequences.
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management Kimberley Geissler examines the role organizational affiliations play in physician referrals in a study appearing in a recent issue of Medical Care Research and Review.
Students in Health Promotion and Policy are helping to build healthier worlds.