Master of Science (M.S.)
The Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Health Policy and Management provides a strong foundation for professional activity in Health Services Research. Students who are planning to pursue a career in research, planning and evaluation, auditing, or consulting, whether in the private sector or in government-related markets, will find this program an excellent basis for their growth and development. The program features a well-balanced combination of courses providing solid background in health care issues, policy, skills, and experience. Typical employers are: state and federal government, the military, public and private health organizations, and other human service institutions.
In this two-year program, the student is provided with the educational experience necessary to be a capable administrator well versed in technical and organizational skills, and an advocate for social change in the health care system.
M.S. degree candidates must complete a minimum of 48 credits of coursework, including 9 credits for the thesis. This is usually completed in two academic years, including the intervening summer.