Health Policy

The Health Policy specialization focuses on the steps that are involved in developing, financing, and delivering health services in the United States. Gain an understanding of the issues that public administrators face at the local, state, and federal levels and the legal and regulatory challenges that can occur when trying to implement changes within public health systems. This specialization explores accountability among organizations and the ethical choices that are involved in the health policymaking process. Coursework focuses on the leadership and strategic planning skills that are necessary to maintain productive collaboration across all sectors.

Completion Requirements

  • 63 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (40 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Capstone Seminar (5 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

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Courses

The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence.

Quarter Course Code Course Credits
Quarter 1 Course Code MMPA 6116 Course Foundations for Graduate Study Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 1 Course Code MMPA 6200 Course Principles of Public Administration Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code MMPA 6405 Course Ethics and Social Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code MMPA 6451 Course Public Policy Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code MMPA 6420 Course Organizational Management and Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code MMPA 6431 Course Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code MMPA 6465 Course Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code MMPA 6480 Course Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code MMPA 6435 Course Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code MMPA 6840 Course Health Policy and Management Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 6 Course Code MMPA 6400 Course Public Health Leadership and Systems Thinking Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 6 Course Code MMPA 6421 Course Health Economics Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 7 Course Code MMPA 6910 Course Master of Public Administration Capstone Credits (5 cr.)
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